The Kingdom of Bhutan is one place I am absolutely anxious to visit. Tucked in the Himalayas, it is one of the least touched by modernity countries on Earth. Bhutan, known as the "Last Shangri-La" is also the only remaining Buddhist state in the area (Tibet having been taken over by China and Sakkim by India). Its government is very serious about preserving the country's cultural integrity and tourism is strictly regulated - last year less than 25,000 tourist visas were issued. In its capital of more than 100,000, there are no traffic lights, no plastic cups, no ATMs, no smoking, no advertising. What there is plenty of, is color..

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