Why Is The King Of Bhutan Called Dragon King?

Bhutan, a nation about half as large as Indiana, is nestled in the Himalaya Mountains between India and China.

The high mountains of Bhutan chill the moist winds blowing from the seas to the south and cause heavy rainfall, some parts of Bhutan receive more than 300 inches of rain in a year. The weather is so stormy in Bhutan that the people call their nation Druk-Yul, “Land of the Thunder Dragon”.

Then it’s not surprising that the flag of Bhutan is adorned with a dragon. And the king of Bhutan is known as the Druk Gyalpo, which means “Dragon King”. One king, who ruled until 1972, also called himself the “fearless thunderbolt master of the cosmic powers”.

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