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    Do’s and Dont in Bhutan

    As a tourist in Bhutan, it’s important to respect the country’s unique culture and traditions. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind during your visit:


    1. Respect local customs and traditions. Bhutan is a deeply religious country, and visitors are expected to dress modestly and behave respectfully in temples and other religious sites.
    2. Take off your shoes before entering temples and other religious sites.
    3. Learn some basic phrases in Dzongkha, Bhutan’s national language. Locals appreciate visitors who make an effort to communicate with them.
    4. Support local businesses by shopping for souvenirs and eating at local restaurants.
    5. Participate in local festivals and events. These celebrations are a great way to experience Bhutanese culture and traditions.


    1. Don’t disturb wildlife or damage the environment. Bhutan is home to a variety of rare and endangered species, and it’s important to respect their habitats.
    2. Don’t take photos of people without their permission, especially monks and other religious figures.
    3. Don’t disrespect the king or the royal family. Bhutan has a deep respect for its monarchy, and insulting the king is considered a serious offense.
    4. Don’t use plastic bags. Bhutan has a strict ban on plastic bags, and visitors should bring reusable bags with them.
    5. Don’t smoke in public. Bhutan is a smoke-free country, and smoking in public places is prohibited.

    By following these dos and don’ts, you can help ensure that your visit to Bhutan is a positive and respectful experience for both you and the local community.