Ever wondered what Bhutan was like over one hundred years ago? In 1914, National Geographic published its first article about the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan: an account of explorations and surveys by John Claude White, a British Raj administrator and an accomplished amateur photographer. – Castles in the Air: Experiences and Journeys in Unknown Bhutan.
Today National Geographic continues to feature Bhutan as a travel destination, highlighting the nations timeless heritage and its unique progression.
“Bhutan has, across the century, made unique progress as a nation. We have continually fortified the values of our traditions and cultural heritage, and the essence of what was observed of our country, a hundred years ago, still remains.” – Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck.
Check out National Geographic’s most recent articles in celebration of their one hundred years of coverage. Conversation with Bhutan’s Young “Dragon King” and Queen of Bhutan Celebrates National Geographic’s Anniversary Coverage.