Travel to the country that is considered to be one of the happiest places in the world and learn more about this mystical and spiritual land.
Countless surveys show that a positive mood, optimism and humour are linked to better health and well-being. However, a trip to the happiest place on earth is not easily undertaken.
Our friends at Insight Vacations have compiled a list of the top five things to do in Bhutan, which are sure to put a smile on your dial.
1. Go for a hike
Embark on a two hour hike to Bhutan's most famous pilgrimage site, Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest Temple) located at 609 meters above the valley floor. The endorphins will definitely kick in by the time you get to the top.
2. Learn about the history
Explore the national library in Thimphu which houses the largest collection of Himalayan Buddhist literature and learn about ways to connect with your inner peace.
3. Explore the markets
Of course your trip to Bhutan will drum home that ‘stuff’ doesn’t equate to happiness. However, if shopping is a must and your looking for a few reminders of your journey, then shop at the Thimpu markets for authentic handicraft items.
4. Visit the Buddha Statue in Thimpu
Buddha is given quite prominence in Bhutan, which can be seen with a visit the world’s largest Buddha statue. It measures 51.5 meters in height and is constructed of bronze and is gilded in gold. The statue is said to emanate an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world.
5. Meet the national animal of Bhutan
Meet Bhutan’s national animal the Takin (combination of a cow and goat) at the Motithang Takin Preserve in Timphu.
Insight Vacations offer a 6 day Bhutan, Dragon Kingdom escorted journey. To learn about this tour, click here.
Each escorted journey has a host of inclusions such as airport transfers, luxury coach transport with business class legroom, premium hotels in desirable locations, sightseeing tours and priority admissions, many meals including celebration and highlight dinners, small group sizes and the services of an experienced Tour Director.
For more information visit www.insightvacations.com.au or call 1300 237 886.