Bhutan is a religious heartland with lovely temples, monasteries and forested hills. Every nook and corner is an object of beauty. The charming mountain kingdom of Bhutan is full of surprises. The land is dotted with red-clothed monks, ancient Buddhist temples and friendly smiles. It is a calm country, where gross national happiness is more important than money, where chillies are used as a vegetable rather than for spice and the thunder dragon, Druk, is displayed on the national flag, symbolising the people of Bhutan: loyal, patriotic and living with a total sense of belonging within the kingdom.