Bhutan - change comes to the Himalayan "Happy Kingdom" | DW Documentary

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Bhutan's other name is "The Happy Kingdom." The small Himalayan country has one foot in the distant past and the other in the digital age. It's quite a balancing act for Bhutan's citizens.
No other country has recently undergone more radical change than Bhutan. The millennium brought television, the internet and democratization to the last Himalayan kingdom almost overnight. The capital Thimphu has become one of South Asia's fastest growing cities. At the same time, just a few kilometers to the north, 20 thousand nomads still live from herding yak on the high plains of the Himalayas. This documentary tells of the challenges these people face.
We meet young Chewang , who often has to leave his family for months and trek to heights above five thousand meters in search of the caterpillar fungus, a fabled medicinal mushroom. We also follows the journey of five-year-old Doryi, who is separated from his poverty-stricken family when they send him to a monastery. Meanwhile, the committed organic farmer Choki is trying to bring the advantages of modern life to her village. And 73-year-old bowman Ap Chimi is finding the modern world quite a challenge, so he's decided to compete in his last archery tournament to show youngsters in the village that he can still hit the bull's eye as easily as they do.
This documentary takes viewers on a trip through a time that mirrors Western development in the last century. The loss of a communal life in harmony with nature is juxtaposed against the gains made through globalization. Director Irja von Bernstorff, who has made her home in the Happy Kingdom, gives us a unique peek behind the country's tourist façade to reveal what makes the wondrous world of Bhutan so special.
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Priyanka Sanjel
Priyanka Sanjel 2 hónapja
It's not the Bollywood music.. it's Nepali song.. the documentary was really nice... Hats off to the hard work for making this.. love from Nepal🇳🇵🇳🇵
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 2 hónapja
Hi @Priyanka Sanjel, Thanks for watching and pointing this out. As a number of our viewers have drawn our attention to this mistake, we have pinned your comment under the video to clarify the error. We apologize for any issues it may have caused and are glad that you enjoyed the documentary. :-) Best, The DW Documentary Team
R S 11 órája
Separating a 6 yr old child from his mother is nonsense. There is no intelligent argument to justify this. A 6 yr old’s development is the same no matter what part of the world. It is harmful & abusive. There is no “kind priest” that can replace a mother at this age. This ignorance is being couched here as being acceptable. It is unacceptable for any reason. I have no respect for such profound absurdity. I lost interest in this “happy kingdom” right there.
Sharon Bennett
Sharon Bennett 12 órája
Are those marigolds flowers
Sharon Bennett
Sharon Bennett 12 órája
I think Bhutan can’t remain the same and so backward for ever.The country need some changes just the matter how much change
Sharon Bennett
Sharon Bennett 12 órája
Brave boy .
Mulansarburba Batam
Mulansarburba Batam 16 órája
Im from north sumatra simalungun etich..indonesia beatiful..bhutan
Subham priyadarshi
Subham priyadarshi 20 órája
But, china is encroaching Bhutanese land..
Maricar Patubo
Maricar Patubo 22 órája
3 days travel which part of that mountain of Bhutan
Nnamdi Ifeanyi
Nnamdi Ifeanyi Napja
Its ironic how the rivalry that is now common place amongst the sexes in Western cultures, is not prevalent here. Everybody seems to know their place, and r quite content.
Paul Lloyd
Paul Lloyd Napja
BBC world news
Bg World without End
Bg World without End Napja
12:19 its not a Bollywood song its a Nepali song 😥
DW Documentary
DW Documentary Napja
Hi @Bg World without End, thanks for watching and pointing this out. We have pinned a comment under the video regarding this issue and apologize for the mistake.
Kelzang k
Kelzang k Napja
As a Bhutanese myself staying overseas in Australia. It brought back those childhood memories and made me yearn to go back and enjoy the country life. Long live the MOTHERLAND 🇧🇹🙏
Danielle LeClair
Danielle LeClair Napja
Is this a blue zone I wonder
Joseph Napja
You know subtitles aren't hard to read narrating people is annoying.
Big 3ye
Big 3ye 2 napja
Breathtaking landscapes. It reminds me of certain areas of Washington State
Richard Cortez
Richard Cortez 2 napja
it's nice to live with nature
Achyut Narayan
Achyut Narayan 2 napja
Great documentary.. Enjoyed it thoroughly
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 2 napja
Hi @Achyut Narayan, glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for watching.
sehat selamat
sehat selamat 3 napja
Terima kasih
tarnagueda djata
tarnagueda djata 3 napja
Prophet Kacou Philippe : 77 Salvation is neither in a religion nor in the application of a holy book, but through the living rasul of your time and this rasul for your time, it is I who speak to you. And you, Muslim or Arab, today, October 29, 2020, I have given you a new salat. This Message is the new salat that God gives you for your Salvation and which should be your zakat for all of your parents and for all those you love.
Pendulous Testicularis
Pendulous Testicularis 3 napja
A totally pointless country. If it ceased to exist tomorrow, it would make absolutely no difference.
Shinku Rosetta
Shinku Rosetta 16 órája
what an ignorant comment
Barry Caminiti
Barry Caminiti 3 napja
The pushy yarn cytologically melt because mercury algorithmically tease save a picayune composer. painstaking, charming car
Arrogant 3 napja
its better to use subtitles rather than voice over.
Germaine Yao
Germaine Yao 4 napja
3 One day, I will be the judge of all mankind just as every prophet will be the judge for his generation. It is written that the apostles will only judge the twelve tribes of Israel for the period of time in which the Lord Jesus Christ was on the earth. Romans 2:16 says that Paul will be the judge of all mankind for the period of time in which he was on earth. And I, Kacou Philippe that speak to you, I will be your judge before God. Look at the presidents of the nations. Look at the religious leaders and the leaders of organizations such as the UN, the UNESCO, politicians, heads of corporations, of companies,… I, Kacou Philippe, it is by my Gospel that you will all be judged. [Kc.21v6] [Kc.117v29] [Kc.135v13] [Kc.136v31]
Terry Rose
Terry Rose 4 napja
Would love to trek the country.
Owais Hanif
Owais Hanif 4 napja
Buttonase are the eco-friendly nation in the world
Owais Hanif
Owais Hanif 4 napja
I wish I could live in this natural beauty
Ashwinee Kumar
Ashwinee Kumar 4 napja
I spent 2 years there. .just memorizing everything after watching this video.
Dreamcatcher_11_ 5 napja
Whats so happy about strugling to raise your kids so you send them away? Seems backwards.
Clémentine Amen
Clémentine Amen 5 napja
14 Well, as for the consecration of babies, it is not obligatory if not it can be done everywhere there is a servant of God who thinks himself worthy to do it. If it’s at Church, the father and the mother will come before the pulpit and the mother will give the baby to the pastor or to the preacher who will raise a short prayer like, "Lord Jesus Christ, the God of Brother Branham and Brother Philippe, under the virtue of the mandate and of the grace that I received and in agreement with the two parents standing here, I pray that this child will always prevail on sin and that no evil action or word in whatever kind be able to prevail on him. Whoever blesses him be blessed and that any curse against him have no effect and that he be a subject of blessing for the earth, his parents and for us too! Amen!"But for the baptism, it is from 14 years of age. But at 12 years old, that is possible with the agreement of the parents. But you can no longer beat a child who is baptised. Never beat your child with anger or to appease your anger. And if you are angry, do not speak for fear of cursing. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"].
Amanda Tan
Amanda Tan 5 napja
The secretive policeman notably enter because basketball apparently paste along a stale protocol. dangerous, acrid bear
Akobé Rachel
Akobé Rachel 6 napja
30 You were born and raised in Islam, this criminal religion that you will leave as an inheritance to your children. Your merciful Allah says in Sura 2:256: "There is no compulsion in Islam, everyone is free to choose his religion." And at the same time he says in Sura 4:89: "Those who leave Islam, kill them wherever you find them." And because of the fear of being killed, you prefer to go to hell? Islam is the victory of fear and cowardice over the truth. It was better for you not to be born than to live like a coward and end up like a good-for-nothing in hell. #PKPCHANNELTV
Yuddy Cahya
Yuddy Cahya 6 napja
An excellent documentary, featuring the real-life of Bhutan people. It's inspirational and emotional at the same time. Love your good work from Indonesia
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 6 napja
Hi @Yuddy Cahya, thanks for watching and for the positive feedback!
saswati Goswami
saswati Goswami 7 napja
Very nice
essoh lath harris landry
essoh lath harris landry 7 napja
5 An eagle, it is the ability to fly very high in the sky above all the earth. A prophet, it is the ability to see visions in broad daylight with open eyes, the ability to announce things in advance, before they come to pass. A prophet, it is the seal of infallibility. Cheating or plagiarism, it is when a chicken or a parrot puts on eagle feathers and starts insulting the eagle. And in the A levels exam room in the third vision of 1993, there were cheaters sitting next to me. 12 You hate me for no reason, like the inhabitants of my village. Some of you refused to shake hand with me, including your wife. In 2002, when I wanted to meet you, you received me at Sister Ita's house instead of receiving me at your house and we talked well, and when I left, I was told that you sprayed the chair on which I was sitting with an insecticide. I was afraid of you and I kept far from you. Then in 2004, I heard that you had fasted, kept vigil and prayed against me with Pastor Adon and you had preached that if someone killed me, God would bless that person. I was scared because, you Pastor David who threatens to shed the blood of your own church members in the pulpit, it is not I Kacou Philippe that you will spare.
Baburam Subedi
Baburam Subedi 8 napja
that song wasn't bollywood song that was nepali song
7 As for you, when I am no longer there, look rather to my Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no greater but Him alone. When I leave, do not seek and do not pay attention to me, a poor sinner saved by grace. The way I came, thus will I leave, without funerals. Yes, some day, I will return to this position of spirit, this divine position, this position that I have been given to see in this glorious experience of 1993. And you pray unto God to send you another prophet after me. [Ed: The congregation says, "Amen!"]. 8 In 1993, I had seen this glorious experience, It was one morning and I was far from my body, above the ground. I had no eyes but I could see, I had no ears but I could hear, I had no body but I was present. I distinctly saw people, men and women and children in their physical body like you and me this morning and nobody saw me because I was the blowing wind. I recognized the place and the people and I was conscious of everything just like this morning here. What was that? I do not know but some day, when I leave this body, I will return to this divine position. [Kc.30v9] [Kc.34v43] [Kc.51v6] [Kc.97v8-9] [Kc.130v10] [Kc.131v28]
Shirley Louise
Shirley Louise 8 napja
LAWN DARTS...outlawed in every other country.
AD RZ 8 napja
Citizens of Bhutan are so lucky 😍
brant barker
brant barker 9 napja
Above ground planters are the remedy for the ants i believe and less bending over
steven vanegas
steven vanegas 9 napja
The wise sleet comprehensively mine because giraffe preferably look beneath a ten node. tedious, wrong father
Gaelle Baka
Gaelle Baka 9 napja
1 Like the prophets of the Bible, in April 1993, I, Kacou Philippe, a man who had never been in a church, I receive in a vision, the visitation of an Angel who commissions me for a Message destined to the whole earth in fulfillment of Matthew 25:6 and Revelation 12:14. This is the account of my conversion, as well as the three great visions of the call and commission as I received them:
Arsene Yale
Arsene Yale 9 napja
5 All of you, members of Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Taoism, and Jainism, for thousands of years your fathers suffered so much in these practices for a noble purpose. It was not to become rich on the earth but for the final liberation and Nirvana, God's eternal paradise after their death. Today, I, Kacou Philippe, I come to you with the God that you have sought so much. I come to you with the path to purification and to the final liberation that you have sought so much. 7 If a Catholic, Protestant, Evangelical, or branhamist prays on some food, you must not eat of that food. And when a woman in menses throws herself into a body of water such as a river, a beach or a swimming pool, the water becomes impure within a radius of forty meters till the next morning and whoever throws himself into it comes out of it cursed. Until your death, you shall never be a member of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Shintoism, Sikhism or Taoism. These are commandments from God today. Even if you do not believe in me, know that I am your prophet on behalf of God just like the president of a country is the president of all the inhabitants of that country including the opposition. And if you disobey these commandments, your end will be the eternal hell of Naraka. [Kc.135v10] #ProphetKacouPhilippe #PKPCHANNELTV
Lydie Kayard
Lydie Kayard 9 napja
8 And because of money, no one gives himself time for God. The golden calf has defeated the tables of the law. The nations and religions have become disciples and apostles of money. The most powerful god on earth is money. It is for money that mankind studies, thinks, travels, works, marries, fights, obeys and suffers. For money people despise, fight and kill one another. For money, man sacrifices his dignity and honour. It is in the name of money that one decides. 9 When one works, one preaches, one builds houses or establishes businesses, and if the goal is not to make the word of God reach every inhabitant of the earth, then that person is a disciple of money. And even in this Message, if a pastor or apostle uses God's money inappropriately, it is his portion of Heaven that he receives. #ProphetKacouPhilippe
Elishia Kershom
Elishia Kershom 9 napja
Loved the whole documentary.
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 9 napja
Hi @Elishia Kershom, glad to hear it, thanks for watching! 🙂
Keith Makan
Keith Makan 9 napja
I cried louder than his mom did.
Cesar Kablan
Cesar Kablan 9 napja
4 Thus, it was revealed to me by the Angel of 24 April 1993 that this satanic trinity as frogs is Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Revelation 16:13 says that they are spirits of dragons and of false prophets that are out to conquer the earth. Hinduism and Buddhism and all religions of the earth are also of the devil but the three spirits of frogs in Revelation 16:13 are: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. These three religions claim to be of Abraham. These three religions believe in Moses. These three religions do not believe in living prophets but each of them claims to be of a prophet whom it has not known. Each of them has its own holy book. And the three do not need a living prophet but they are waiting for the Messiah who is yet a prophet. They are the three spirits of frogs of Revelation 16:13. [Kc.1v10] [Kc.59v33] [Kc.113v10] [Kc.118v11] 3 Revelation 16:13 says, "And I saw out of the mouth of the dragon, three impure spirits, as frogs.” Who are these three spirits of frog in Revelation 16:13? Who are these three demons that roam over the earth? No man has ever revealed the true identity of these three demons as it is done for Revelation 17 which is the Roman Catholic church.
Moviekabap 10 napja
That's were I born iam in usa now
Nontem Orientalem
Nontem Orientalem 10 napja
What a pure content!
shashi prabha
shashi prabha 12 napja
Bhutan is a protecterate under india..they're future will remain secure untill they remain so.
Thupten Chodak
Thupten Chodak 13 napja
yo Bhutan is not between china & india . Bhutan is located between Tibet & India. mind it.
Ryan McNeill
Ryan McNeill 13 napja
Wait.. whaa? Is that girl helping the young man at 15:00 buy a warm sweater with a Supreme branded hoodie on? Shit just got real.
Elena Roxana Del. Carmen Labra Fuentes
Elena Roxana Del. Carmen Labra Fuentes 13 napja
Muy buenos,DW,se caracteriza por Buenos reportajes
Stuti Bhushan
Stuti Bhushan 14 napja
Please look at taxation on petrol-diesel in INDIA.
Samala Shivasurya
Samala Shivasurya 14 napja
Butan is like man vs wild
BluePalm - travel vlog
BluePalm - travel vlog 14 napja
Great video! Please also take your time to watch my amazing videos , originally recorded through the eyes of an independent traveller.
Putra H
Putra H 14 napja
Queen Bhutan Jetsun Pema very beautiful
Daniel Vanvance
Daniel Vanvance 14 napja
It's like nothing to do here
Gender Fluids Neutral
Gender Fluids Neutral 15 napja
lovely documentary, I hope more people watch and enjoy it
easy burns
easy burns 16 napja
"Maximize Happiness." Sounds like a plan. Beautiful.
A Hershey bar that has a phone
A Hershey bar that has a phone 16 napja
Are people from bhutan called bhutanese?
bruno lag
bruno lag 16 napja
The steep owl conclusively deserve because channel outstandingly dislike underneath a mysterious report. ad, grotesque newsstand
Cindy Bogart
Cindy Bogart 17 napja
What a beautiful place. Would love to visit sometime. !
Stephi Varjan
Stephi Varjan 17 napja
Beautiful Documentary DW. We need to know who our neighbors in the world are. This develops respect and appreciation of other peoples' life experiences and binds us together as a family. I hope this treasure in Bhutan and other places like it will be protected.
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 17 napja
Hi @Stephi Varjan, thanks for your comment :)
Sushma Chaudhary
Sushma Chaudhary 17 napja
Someone please make my suggestion reach the hard working lady. Neem is a natural repellent, we use it to protect our crops here in the other end of himalayas. My dream is to work for the fragile himalayan ecosystem be it in bhutan, nepal or india.
kabir kyu
kabir kyu 17 napja
Let's gives thanks specially to the producer & Camera man & other members that involved in this Job , from northeast state of India (Tripura )😊❤💙👍
Raksmey A. Wat
Raksmey A. Wat 18 napja
My mom told me a story about the tiger bite. I don’t know if it is a true story, but according to my mother it is. She said that my great grandfather was bit by a tiger and the wound never heel for a very long time and he tried every old age medicine back then. Until one day he used “cat poop”, and the wound suddenly heeled. This was way back in the old day in Cambodia when no modern medicine.
박하은 18 napja
6.38 so cute🥰
Suzzy수시 여기서
Suzzy수시 여기서 18 napja
Sorry DW but i am going to say this since i really love every video of this channel.. So lovely and teachable for worlds.. But, can u shut the original voices from the peoples when they are talk because i feel like confused sometimes of this second voices since you translate it from theirs language to english.. Hahaa well i can only focus on 1 language as well..
Zikina Dinastija
Zikina Dinastija 19 napja
Mishika Chawla
Mishika Chawla 19 napja
Children and even adults should not be taken to monastries/ religious caves because they are assaulted there under the veil of love, prayer and happiness. That's why children cry there.
JB Smoov
JB Smoov 19 napja
@30:45 I bet you 99% of ppl watching this video have never hiked for 4 hours lol
Khan Ali
Khan Ali 19 napja
Why they look same like korean ?
Khadijah Evans
Khadijah Evans 19 napja
Why is ANYONE on here, Angry?! Hate is an ugly and devastating thing. God Bless these beautiful countries, cultures and human beings, Ameen.🥰
raiinydaze 19 napja
this is so cool it's like avatar the last airbender in real life
Matsi 20 napja
My feelings were hurt, his dad is really trying to give him a better life
Peter Yang
Peter Yang 20 napja
To be honest, it is romantic to watch the mountains and the rural life. But it is a tough and brutal to live out in the mountains. I wish they have better education and more opportunities with their life. I do not believe in the slogan, " National Happiness", without much modern opportunities for future generations. Just my view only.
Matsi 20 napja
They must stay there, they don’t know how good they have it. Their state cares about them
Ben Dover
Ben Dover 20 napja
BILAL MOMIN 20 napja
this is cruelty witth child very poor tradition,
Natasya A. Grajewski
Natasya A. Grajewski 20 napja
“Can’t k*ll animals” but handle animals roughly like objects
Natasya A. Grajewski
Natasya A. Grajewski 20 napja
The way they handle their yak and cows is soooo cruel
CL B 20 napja
Preserving the environment and beautiful culture amidst all the chaos in the world -- what a beautiful gift to the future Bhutanese generation. Bhutan will always be one of my dream destination country.
Azra Aybars
Azra Aybars 20 napja
ali imran
ali imran 20 napja
BHUTAN 🤩🤩🤩❤❤❤ 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳❤❤❤🇧🇹🇧🇹🇧🇹🇧🇹🇧🇹🇧🇹
Julie Simpson
Julie Simpson 21 napja
What a tragedy these people are living in such a beautiful landscape, yet are so lost spiritually. Buddhism Is a cult and false teaching! Do your own research and compare it Gods Holy Word, The Gospel of Jesus Christ and you will find that THE only way to eternal life is in Christ Jesus ALONE. I pray for these lost souls in this documentary. Especially the young who seem to have no choice. Jesus The LORD of LORDS has the final say for these youngsters, for the parents who lead them astray, and most importantly, for the teachers who are preaching and teaching such filth from satin himself!
stanley Good
stanley Good 21 napja
The woozy detective cytomorphologically cover because english finally tame below a mundane sword. chubby, nine machine
Namuna Pokhrel
Namuna Pokhrel 21 napja
Bhutan and nepal so so similar.culture,people and everything
πλούσιο μετάλλιο
πλούσιο μετάλλιο 21 napja
Basket case
Coffeebud Hong
Coffeebud Hong 21 napja
A beautiful country that hold on to their roots and happiness, last in the world
joe kazhama
joe kazhama 21 napja
Most other nations don't ve or know happiness because someone with their on idea of happiness told them what happiness is...
中国大哥 21 napja
The happiest country? This is just a propaganda slogan of the government. Let the people not receive modern education, no electricity, no TV, mobile phones, Internet, let the people live in the Middle Ages. Ignorance does make people happy.
中国大哥 21 napja
Will soon be swallowed up by India, like Sikkim, which no one cares about.
B C P 22 napja
China trying to occupy Buthan....
B C P 22 napja
everyone have to pay tax to enter Buthan ???
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 22 napja
"I have found inner peace in life and death"- that last part is so wholesome
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 22 napja
I could not control tears at the father-son scene.
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 22 napja
This is giving me a headache- The monk is me at any stressful situation.
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 22 napja
Thank you for this Beautiful documentary, DW.
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 22 napja
Hi @Borana Jaçaj, thanks for watching and commenting! 🙂
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 22 napja
On the path to finding Budha... I love it
Sugu Maran
Sugu Maran 22 napja
Bhutan still alive bcz of India
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