1st edition October 2017. 336 pages, 16 with colour photos and 9 maps. A proudly independent and peaceful Buddhist kingdom, Bhutan is back on the tourist trail after decades of self-isolation. A country of spectacular biodiversity, Bhutan has over 678 recorded species of birdlife and 200 species of mammal, including the Bengal tiger and red panda. Bradt´s Bhutan is the most up-to-date guide available and the only guidebook to devote a chapter to the southern region of the country and also a detailed wildlife section. With the limit on inbound tourists to Bhutan increased to 100,000 in 2011, and the opening of the country´s third domestic airport at Gelephu in 2012, there has never been a better or easier time to visit this breathtaking Himalayan kingdom.