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Shoe-horned into the Grand Himalayas, Bhutan - Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon - is a fiercely independent kingdom that celebrated its centenary in 2008. Isolated, charming, peaceful, and religious, the Bhutanese are a pragmatic, sensitive people who take from the West what will benefit their country and leave the rest. The countryside is pristine, the lifestyle and culture have been preserved for centuries, and the love of life is abundant among the people. Few outsiders know Bhutan as intimately as Francoise Pommaret. This title presents passionate introduction to Bhutanese culture and history by resident author - the world's leading expert on Bhutan. It features literary extracts with an historical perspective. It offers information about: trekking and mountaineering in this spectacular kingdom; national symbols of Bhutan, ceremonial scarves, the Dzongkha language, chortens and mandalas; and, archery and other national sports.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Francoise Pommaret
Forlag
ODYSSEY ILLUSTRATED GUIDES
ISBN 9789622178106
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 20,4cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 571 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd