Etiquette in Bhutan

Bhutan is located in the Himalayas of Central Asia and has a population of 742,737 people.

The nation is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha.

Most citizens follow Vajrayana Buddhism.

The currency of Bhutan is the Bhutanese ngultrum.

Etiquette in Bhutan follows a codified set of rules referred to as the Driglam Namzha. These rules include behavior and a dress code. Citizens of Bhutan follow this mandatory dress code in public and during business hours. This dress code isn’t enforced upon visitors, but it is strongly recommended to dress conservatively.

You are unlikely to be invited into the kitchen.

Don’t throw things into a fireplace or a cooking fire while visiting a Bhutan home.

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