National Symbols

National Flag :

national flagThe upper yellow half signifies the secular power and authority of the king while the lower saffron-orange symbolizes the practice of religion and the power of Buddhism, manifested in the tradition of Drukpa Kagyu. The dragon signifies the name and the purity of the country while the jewels in its jeweled claws stand for the wealth and perfection of the country.

  National Animal :

takin

The national animal is the Takin (Burdorcastaxicolor) that is associated with religious history and mythology.  It is a very rare mammal with a thick neck and short muscular legs. It lives in groups and is found above 4000 meters on the north-western and far north eastern parts of the country. They feed on bamboo. The adult Takin can weigh over 200 kgs.

 National Flower :

blue-poppyThe national flower is the Blue Poppy (Meconopsis). It is a delicate blue or purple tinged blossom with a white filament. It grows to a height of 1 meter, and is found above the tree line (3000-3500 meters) on rocky mountain terrain. It was discovered in 1933 by a British Botanist, George Sheriff in a remote park of Sakten in Eastern Bhutan.

and is found above the tree line (3500-4500 meters) on rocky mountain terrain. It was discovered in 1933 by a British Botanist, George Sherriff in a remote part of Sakteng in eastern Bhutan. – See more at: http://www.tourism.gov.bt/about-bhutan/national-flower#sthash.L6qNhk29.dpuf
and is found above the tree line (3500-4500 meters) on rocky mountain terrain. It was discovered in 1933 by a British Botanist, George Sherriff in a remote part of Sakteng in eastern Bhutan. – See more at: http://www.tourism.gov.bt/about-bhutan/national-flower#sthash.L6qNhk29.dpuf
and is found above the tree line (3500-4500 meters) on rocky mountain terrain. It was discovered in 1933 by a British Botanist, George Sherriff in a remote part of Sakteng in eastern Bhutan. – See more at: http://www.tourism.gov.bt/about-bhutan/national-flower#sthash.L6qNhk29.dpuf

 National Bird :

ravenThe national bird is the Raven. It adorns the royal crown. The raven represents the deity Gonpo Jarodongchen (Raveb headed Mahakala), one of the chief guardian deity of Bhutan.

National Tree :

cypressThe national tree is the Cypress (Cupressustorolusa). Cypress are found in the abundance and one may notice cypresses near temple and monasteries. This tree is found in temperate climate zone between 1800 and 3500 meters. Its capacity to survive on rugged harsh terrain is compared to bravery and simplicity.

(Cupressustorolusa)
It adorns the royal crown. The raven represents the deity Gonpo Jarodongchen (raven headed Mahakala), one of the chief guardian deities of Bhutan. – See more at: http://www.tourism.gov.bt/about-bhutan/national-bird#sthash.kbztZNWd.dpuf
(Meconopsis Grandis)

The national flower is the Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Grandis).

It is a delicate blue or purple tinged blossom with a white filament. It grows to a height of 1 meter, and is found above the tree line (3500-4500 meters) on rocky mountain terrain. It was discovered in 1933 by a British Botanist, George Sherriff in a remote part of Sakteng in eastern Bhutan.

- See more at: http://www.tourism.gov.bt/about-bhutan/national-flower#sthash.L6qNhk29.dpuf

The national flower is the Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Grandis).

It is a delicate blue or purple tinged blossom with a white filament. It grows to a height of 1 meter, and is found above the tree line (3500-4500 meters) on rocky mountain terrain. It was discovered in 1933 by a British Botanist, George Sherriff in a remote part of Sakteng in eastern Bhutan.

- See more at: http://www.tourism.gov.bt/about-bhutan/national-flower#sthash.L6qNhk29.dpuf

It is a very rare mammal with a thick neck and short muscular legs. It lives in groups and is found above 4000 meters on the north-western and far north eastern parts of the country. They feed on bamboo. The adult Takin can weigh over 200 kgs. – See more at: http://www.tourism.gov.bt/about-bhutan/national-animal#sthash.15nBAeM5.dpuf
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