Bhutan, the last Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas, is almost the same size as Switzerland. It is trapped in between its huge neighbours, China and India. With about 750,000 inhabitants, Bhutan is sparsely populated and has retained much of its originality. Native Bhutanese call their country lovingly Druk Yul, Land of the Thunder Dragon, because the high mountains of the kingdom reach (7564 m) up to the sky where the Dragons live. These mountains are also seats of the gods. For this reason, nobody is allowed to climb onto the summits.