HIMALAYA

Thimpu and Paro, Bhutan, 2014.

Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Chumbi Valley of Tibet, China and the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal in the west, and the Indian states of Assam and West Bengal in the south and east. Bhutan is geopolitically in South Asia and is the region's second-least-populous nation after the MaldivesThimphu is its capital and largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial center.

Bhutan's independence has endured for centuries. It has never been colonized in its history. Situated on the ancient Silk Road between Tibet, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, the Bhutanese state developed a distinct national identity based on Buddhism. Headed by a spiritual leader known as the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, the territory comprised many fiefdoms and was governed as a Buddhist theocracy. 

Photographs represent its landscapes and traditional architecture.

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