Protecting Bhutan’s cultural heritage

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Cultural heritage is an extremely important aspect of Bhutan and is one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness, the guiding philosophy of Bhutan’s development

[[tweetable]]Culture defines the sovereignty and identity of Bhutan and its people.[[/tweetable]]

And the intricate beauty and uniqueness of its traditional architecture are known around the world.

As such, [[tweetable]]cultural heritage preservation is one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness, the guiding philosophy of Bhutan’s development,[[/tweetable]] and is embedded in all its national development policies.

In this context, the Royal Government of Bhutan has made it a priority to sustain both tangible and intangible aspects of its culture with dedicated offices under the Department of Culture of Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MOHCA), which work closely with local governments.

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