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Stupa Shrines: Buddhist Temples and Impact Tourism

stupa shrines: Giant water-powered prayer wheels spin from tumbling falls, according to Metro News. Farmers tend yaks. Buddhist temples, stupa shrines and majestic fortresses called zhongs dot the landscape. Never conquered, never colonized, tiny Bhutan retains much of its deep and ancient culture. It's also taken a unique approach to tourism, promoting itself as an exclusive destination through high value, low impact tourism. But it's attempting to chart a unique path in today's world Modernize and democratize without sacrificing independence, culture or its pristine mountains and forests. ( As reported in the news.