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Bhutan — The Dragon Kingdom

Watch on Vimeo Beautiful shots of the mountain kingdom. Runtime: 4 min.

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Bhutan: A Higher State of Being

In the vertiginous mountains of Bhutan, where happiness is akin to holiness, bicycling has become much more than a national pastime. It’s a spiritu...

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Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis) in Bhutan

on This scholarly article explores the success of Bhutan’s efforts to conserve the black-necked crane. By Tshering Phuntsho and Jigme ...

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Wild tigers of Bhutan – in pictures

A good collection of shots showing Bengal tigers and their presence in the everyday life of the Bhutanese people. By Emmanuel Rondeau.

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Bhutan's love affair with archery

The bow and arrow is an ancient weapon, but being a skillful and master marksman in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan, it can take you all the way to the Olympic Games. CBS explores. Runtime: 3 min.


On Language | Location: Bhutan

In this BBC World Service podcast, anthropologist and linguist Mark Turin documents the country’s endangered oral traditions. Can Bhutan’s languag...

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Music from the Mountains of Bhutan

This Smithsonian Folkways recording features the director and founder of the Music of Bhutan Research Center, Kheng Sonam Dorji, performing on drangye...

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Music of Bhutan

The traditional soundscapes collected for this Smithsonian Folkways recording by anthropologist and early Himalayan traveler, Dr Johann S Szuszkiewicz...

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