People

For reasons more than many, the first thing observed by the people travelling to Bhutan notice the hospitality and coyness of Bhutanese people.. More than 70 percent of the people live on subsistence farming, scattered in sparsely populated villages across the rugged terrain of the Himalayas. With rice as the staple diet in the lower regions, and wheat, buckwheat, and maize in other valleys, the people farm narrow terraces cut into the steep hill slopes.

Bhutanese communities settled in the valleys with limited communication in the past. It is for this reason that the sense of individuality and independence emerges as a strong characteristic of the people.

Living across mountains apart, the various languages and dialects in Bhutan owes to the geographical feature. The Bhutanese lot has sense of humor up their sleeves.