Bhutan is located in the folds of Himalayas bordered by India to the south and China to the North. The rugged geographical terrain kept the country isolated from the rest of the world which contributed in the protection of its rich culture and environment from outside influences.
Bhutan opened to foreigners only in late 20th century with first tourist visiting Bhutan in 1974, and only then in limited numbers. Still today Bhutan maintains a tourism policy of high-value low-volume with the goal of preserving its cultural heritage and Bhutan has successfully preserved many aspects of a culture which dates back to as far as 17th century.
In Bhutan, we see the rare interplay of the old and new. Here is a country that is slowly and ever so cautiously opening up to the modern world carrying with it, its ancient traditions making it one of the greatest hotspot for cultural tours in the world today.