|Asian continent. Bhutan shaded dark. Please ignore that the map|
makes it look like there's a tiny country between Nepal & Bhutan.
That is actually part of India. The map was poorly drawn (by me).
|A close up of Bhutan and its neighbors.|
14,824 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Thimphu, Phuntsholing, Punakha, Samdrup Jongkhar, Geylegphug
Famous Geographical Point:
Gangkhar Puensum (at 24,840 feet, the highest mountain in the country)
Daw Penjo, ambassador
Book Set In/About:
Beyond the Sky and the Earth by Jamie Zeppa
A travel memoir written by a Canadian woman who, at 24, signed a contract to teach in Bhutan for two years.
Movie Set In/About:
"Travelers and Magicians" (2003), directed by Khyentse Norbu
A "road tale" that draws parallels between a young man eager to find a better life and the young man in a story told to him by a Buddhist monk. This is the first movie to be filmed in Bhutan!
Headline of the Day:
"Bhutan Breaks Guinness Record for Tree Planting" in BBC News.
*Note: Neither this post, nor the images it contains, are intended to be a political statement on the existence or nonexistence of Tibet. I'm simply presenting the maps as they currently, officially, stand.