13 amazing green getaways

7) Nourish your spirit in Bhutan

Green Getaway: Bhutan

Bhutan, a tiny country nestled between India and China, is the only place to have a Gross National Happiness (GNH) index. The GNH and the sustainability vision of the National Environment Commission guide the kingdom’s strict tourism requirements, which help preserve Bhutan’s culture and environment. Visitors can enjoy pristine flora and fauna, including some of the rarest species in the Himalayas. Conservation International named Bhutan one of the world’s 10 most important biodiversity hot spots.

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