is already a lot information on the web I have taken the lazy way
of providing general information on Bhutan by putting links on this
page. Instead of re-writing all the information myself, I will point
you to differrent websites on Bhutan that i have visited and think
are worthy of a visit.
Due to the frequent questions that I used to receive, I have added
some additional information on how you might go about visiting
Bhutan. You can also browse
the gallery where most of the images are accompanied by my ramblings.
External sites will be opened in a new browser window. If you
find any dead links, or if you want a link added here please
let me know. Thank you.
Official Website of the Royal Government.
- Druknet Bhutan's
Internet Service Provider. Directory of websites links only to
sites hosted at Druknet.
Sites with useful information & documents
- Center for
Bhutan Studies National research institution for all things
bhutanese. Download academic publications as well as copies of
the Journal of Bhutan Studies. CBS us also the ISBN Center for
Bhutan. If you are looking for information about "Gross
National Happiness" this is the site to visit.
- National Environment Commission:
Several environmental policy publications
- Dept of Planning: Official
Development Policies and Statistics.
A website companion to an exhibition on Bhutan in Austria
some years ago. Good information and pictures on history and culture.
Environment and Natural Resources
- Bhutan Trust Fund for
Environmental Conservation First of its kind in the world.
This trust fund was set up to ensure the sustainability of conservation
activities in Bhutan. Good overview of the biodiversity and protected
areas system in Bhutan.
- Ministry of Agriculture:
Informaiton on agriculture and renewable natural resources management.
Seems to be down most of the time.
- Bhutanese Recipes Feeling
adventurous? Come on in. An old part of this site that was never
completed but from where the recipes have been copied into other
Asian cooking websites (including credits to some names I had
- Bhutan Online Store. Need some Bhutanese items? Buy handicrafts and items from Bhutan at this online store.
The following are some of the earliest (1998) Personal Websites
on Bhutan I've seen. Not sure if they are active.
of...Kuzuzangpola Bhutan page maintained by another Bhutanese.
With a virtual visit of places.
Dorji's Homepage" Homepage maintained by another bhutanese.
Homepage Another Bhutanese page with some wacky links.
Dragon... Webpage dedicated to Bhutan. Maintined by a Japanese
who worked in Bhutan. Mostly in English with pictures and useful
Delek Another website from Japan with lot's of pictures, links
and travel information. Mostly in English.
music Bhutanese music. A page by Johan Westman, a ethnomusicologist
International Development Agencies in Bhutan
Despite the absence of abject poverty in the kingdom and a relatively
good quality of life, Bhutan is still classified as a "Least Developed
Country". Due to this economic development status, Bhutan receives
a lot of international development aid. The following international
development agencies are currently involved in Bhutan. I pulled
the list out of the phone book and made a search on the web for
their websites, so I have no idea about their mandates or policies;
- Austrian Development
- Canadian Cooperation Office
- DANIDA Danish International Aid Agency
- German-Bhutan Health Friends Association
- Deutsche Gessellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
- Netherlands Development Organisation
- Norwegian Santal Mission
- Save the Children Federation
the Children : Regional Profile including Bhutan
- United Nations Organisations in Bhutan
- WHO International HQ website
- World Wildlife Fund - Bhutan
Books & Movies to check out.
and Magicians: The first internationally released Dzongkha movie
shot in Bhutan. By the director of "The Cup", His Holiness
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
"Beyond the Earth and Sky"
Excellent book by Jamie Zeppa, based the time she spent as a volunteer
teaher in eastern Bhutan.
the last shangrila: exellent documentary about the country,
its environment and culture. Living Edens Series by PBS and Readers