For centuries Bhutan remained in self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world. Since its doors were cautiously opened in 1974, visitors have been mesmerised. The scenery and architecture are awesome, the people are charming, and the culture is undiluted. The intimate guide to discovering this unique kingdom is in your hand. a complete guide for group and independent travellers alike 34 detailed maps, including GPS-generated maps to previously uncharted towns throughout Bhutan comprehensive notes on the kingdom's religion, history, geography and culture colour sections on buddhist deities, religious festival and architecture trekking chapter written by one of the region's most experienced trekkers, Stan Armington.