BHUTAN: Perched high on the mighty Himalayan range, the Kingdom of Bhutan has defied globalization and chosen to remain a hidden paradise. There’s a place on earth that even the seasoned travelers consider a privilege to visit. Bhutan is the last bastion of vajrayana Buddhism, a spiritual practice that is known to be one of the most profound schools of teaching in the Buddhist world. The sacred monasteries, the fluttering prayer flags that line the high ridge, the red robed monk chanting their prayer give this kingdom an aura of another time. This is BHUTAN: Known to its inhabitants as Druk Yul -- "the Land of the Thunder Dragon" .