Clean and air and pristine rivers are part of Bhutan’s national identity. The environment is so highly valued by Bhutanese people that they are developing hydroelectric power and other alternatives to dirty fossil fuels. Taking care of the environment is part of Bhutan’s policy to enhance Gross National Happiness, rather than Gross National Product.
Rivers drain from the mountains, rushing downhill swollen with meltwater, bringing fertility to the few valleys in Bhutan.
Every sight and aroma in Bhutan is clean and fresh, delighting the eyes and nose. Sounds are pure too: wind, bells, gurgling water.
If you are interested in seeing how alternatives to the dirty western way of life can work, Bhutan could be a good example. It certainly was when we were there!
This post is for Ailsa’s travel theme Clean.