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This Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge is a secluded land of monasteries and fortresses. If you are looking authenticity, this is the place.

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The country purposeful regulated the number of tourists to avoid being swamped with visitors. Isolation often means preservation. Bhutan has a rocky landscape with snowcapped peaks and glacier covered terrain, so hiking will be an adventure there.