Since the concept of Gross National Happiness was initiated in Bhutan in the seventies, the country has made efforts to translate an emotion into a political standard. One recent attempt is the opening of the GNH Centre Bhutan.
The holidays often signal a time for travel, whether discovering new ski trails on foreign slopes, or escaping the winter chill for a warm destination. Over last 15 years, we have travelled to the far corners of the globe and brought home sentimental and unexpected insights. Here, a vicarious visual journey.
Bhutan is not a casual drop-in kind of country. Located east of the Himalayas, it is bordered by Tibet to the north, and separated from Nepal by India’s Sikkim province. Bhutan recently made news with its voluntary segue from absolute to constitutional monarchy. It is also famous for creating the concept of “Gross National Happiness”.