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Bhutan Short Introduction for Travelers

Capital Thimphu Government constitutional monarchy; special treaty relationship with India Currency ngultrum (Nu., BTN), pegged 1:1 with the Indian rupee (₹, INR) Area 47,000km² Population 672,425 (2005 census) Language Dzongkha (official), Bhutanese speak various Tibetan dialects, Nepalese speak various Nepalese dialects Religion Vajrayana Buddhism (official, 74.7%), Indian and Nepalese-influenced Hinduism (22.6%), indigenous beliefs (1.9%), other (2.7%) [...]read moreBhutan Short Introduction for Travelers

Bhutan Tourism Statistics 2013-2016

Tourism in Bhutan began in 1974 when the government opened its isolated country for foreigners. Following the privatization of the Bhutan tourism Corporation in 1991, more than 75 companies have been seen to be operative in the country.

With 209570 tourists including regional tourists, Bhutan recorded the highest tourist arrivals in 2016. This was a 35% shoot up compared to the 16% of 2015. This marked an increase in both regional and international arrivals. The regional arrivals hit a 50% increase with the international arrivals hitting a 35% increase in 2016 compared to 2015.

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