Facts about Bhutan' is a comprehensive book which unveils all there is know about Bhutan. A maiden venture by a Bhutanese, it reveals amazing facets about the country and provides a holistic picture of the many delightful and incredible aspects of this little known Kingdom. It will help both foreign visitors and Bhutanese discover the country's history, society, tradition, culture, people, governance, judiciary, clergy, foreign relations, economy, environment, health, education, and tourism among many other topics. Readers will also gain a good understanding of the glorious journey the Kingdom has traversed under the monarchs over the last 100 years. Policies of the government, information about all 20 districts of Bhutan and other places of interest are vividly explained in the book and would serve as a ready reference.
To help visitors, it contains exhaustive information about visiting Bhutan supported by charts, maps and illustrations on recreation activities, monthly temperature, driving time between places and contact details of travel companies. Common phrases for conversational Dzongkha (link) supported by illustrations will help travellers strike a bond of friendship immediately with the locals. Encyclopaedic in scope, the book's 400 pages of texts are embellished with over 700 astonishing
photographs, 40 maps, 9 graphs, 8 information tables, 23 mini statistics, 23 special spotlight pages all meticulously well-researched and compiled in one. Useful websites related to Bhutan are listed to help readers gather additional information.
3. The Country and It's People
5. The Clergy
6. Women, Children and Gender
7. The Roya Family: Making A Difference
8. Information and Media
9. Gross National Happiness
10. Bhutan and te World
15. Geographic Regions
The book is special and significant for the reason that it is about Bhutan, for Bhutan by a Bhutanese. Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, the Queen of Bhutan has penned the foreword of the book. In the foreword Her Majesty credits the author Lily Wangchhuk for introducing the fabric of Bhutan in all its beauty and uniqueness through her well-researched facts and compilation of beautiful pictures.
Her Majesty launched the book at an impressive function held at Taj Tashi, Thimphu on 21 Oct 08 which was attended by the who's who of Bhutan. A short movie (link) was screened describing the book followed by a short talk by the author who said that the book was a tribute to the great monarchs of the Kingdom. The author also spoke about her journey of writing the book. As a means to provide the authentic information, the author said that she undertook the project of collecting authentic facts over five years. She also referred to the challenges faced due to the transition which took place over the last one year which prompted her to updater her research with the current policy and accurate facts.
|ISBN||: 9993676004 (ปกแข็ง) 388 หน้า|
|ขนาด||: 165 x 232 x 30 มม.|
|น้ำหนัก||: 1135 กรัม|
|สำนักพิมพ์||: Absolute Bhutan Books|