There are places that will change the way you view things and perhaps even transform your life. And a country located at the edges of the Himalayas is one of them. Awe-inspiring, eye-opening, and mesmerizing are just some of the things that will describe a Bhutan vacation. The Buddhist kingdom puts a premium on Gross National Happiness (GNH) and its role in development. The country also boasts of pristine environment and is the only carbon negative nation in the world. Not to mention its breathtaking scenery and inspiring way of life. If you have not been to Bhutan and thinking of going there someday, here are some great reads about the kingdom that will make you want to book a ticket now.
1. A Splendid Isolation: Lessons on Happiness from the Kingdom of Bhutan by Madeline Drexler
Author Madeline Drexler delves into Bhutan’s happiness as a social policy and provides a fascinating glimpse into its culture and way of life. If you love to travel or interested in topics like Buddhism and happiness, this book is a delightful, informative, and thought-provoking read.
2. Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan by Jamie Zeppa
Beyond the Sky and the Earth is a memoir that tells the story of the author’s time spent in a village in the Himalayan kingdom. It captures the culture and the spirit behind the traditions and customs that are still very much alive in the country. Whether you are thinking of traveling to Bhutan or just want to know more about it, this travel memoir will take you on a journey into the heart of the country.