- Posted July 22, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Human to Hero: Sports Photography Master Class
The Last Shangri-La
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
1. The Parliament House of Bhutan in Thimpu City. 2. Prince Jigyel Wangchuk. 3. Crowd watching the Archery Tournament.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is often described as the last Shangri-La, also said to be the most happiest country in Asia and eighth happiest in the world. Not the cheapest country to visit, tourists(except Indians) have to book an official tour and have to spend a minimum of $200 per day, it is definitely worth the money to visit this country once in a life time. The Buddhist monasteries are breath taking and so are the trekking routes!
Smoking is banned across the country and one has to take a special permit to smoke! Archery is the national sport and if you are lucky, you will find some Archery competition or festival happening in the city and might even get a glimpse of some members of the Royal family. The current King's brother Jigyel Wangchuk is a great archer himself and the head of Bhutan Olympics committee. If you are in London this 2012 Olympics, do look out for the Bhutan archery team, the only sport to represent from that country.