Life in the Shadow of the Dzong

90 percent of the Bhutanese population work in agriculture. Therefore, the majority of the Bhutanese live in small villages, which are often located several days' marches away from the nearest city. In their thinking and actions we find everything that is described on the pages of this virtual exhibition blended together into the current identity of the Bhutanese people.


Nonetheless, Bhutan is a country of ethnic diversity. In the remote mountain valleys of the Himalayas, but also in the sub-tropical regions of the south, various ethnicities with their own languages and dialects have settled. Here, as examples, four of the numerically most significant ethnic groups of Bhutan - in accordance with the four directions - are presented.

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