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Why is Bhutan often referred to as the “Last Shangri-La” and what makes it a peaceful escape?

    Bhutan is often referred to as the “Last Shangri-La” due to its unique characteristics that make it a peaceful escape. One reason is its emphasis on Gross National Happiness (GNH), a holistic approach to development that prioritizes the well-being of its people over GDP. Bhutanese society values spiritual well-being, harmony with nature, and cultural preservation. The country is also known for its pristine natural beauty, with snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, and ancient monasteries. Bhutan follows a sustainable tourism policy, limiting the number of visitors and focusing on high-value, low-impact tourism. This helps in preserving its culture and environment. With its serene environment, cultural richness, and focus on happiness, Bhutan offers a peaceful escape from the bustling modern world.


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