About Bhutan: Interesting Facts

Facts about Bhutan


• Bhutan became a member of the United Nations in 1972.
• Electricity was introduced 40 years ago.
• Bhutan was the last country in the world to receive television in 1999.
• Cable TV was introduced in 2002.
• There are no traffic lights.
• Hunting is forbidden and fishing licenses are issued during seasons.
• Plastic bags are forbidden.
• Logging is controlled.
• There is only one airport – in Paro International Airport.
• Cigarettes and tobacco are banned – you can import 200 cigarettes with a 200% tax.
• Use of tobacco and tobacco products in public places is banned.
• Woman inherit land and family farms.
• Bhutan is the only Buddhist Kingdom (Thailand is partially Buddhist).