Ten things you didn’t know about Bhutan

  • Bhutan first got television in 1998
  • Archery is the national sport
  • Smoking is prohibited in public places and the sale of cigarettes is banned throughout the country
  • National dress is compulsory for Bhutanese citizens– men wear a gho and women wear a kira
  • The 4th King was married to four sisters
  • There are blue sheep at higher altitudes
  • There are about twenty internet cafĂ©s in Thimphu and there is mobile phone coverage in most of the main towns
  • If you see a royal vehicle on the road you have to pull over until it has passed
  • There are no beggars or homeless people
  • Plastic bags are banned for ecological reasons