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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good vibe
good vibe 5 aylar önce
12:30 Sorry DW documentary that not Bollywood song that is Nepalese songs called Nai Malae taha chenina Dance by cartoon crooz Group 🤪
Upama Koirala
Upama Koirala 6 gün önce
@DW Documentary it needs to be corrected
Cindy Bogart
Cindy Bogart 10 gün önce
@Minu Mohan m
Indic history
Indic history 10 gün önce
This is Interesting. Vutanese people dont Like Nepelese. But listening to Nepali song!!
Chan Pun
Chan Pun 16 gün önce
No matter nepali music is totally dominated by bollywood music
Aj Uzumaki
Aj Uzumaki 16 gün önce
I was also gonna mentioned that lol. There a lots of Nepalese Bhutanese in Bhutan after all.
saswati Goswami
saswati Goswami 22 saatler önce
Very nice
essoh lath harris landry
essoh lath harris landry 23 saatler önce
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 Gün önce
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 Gün önce
LAWN DARTS...outlawed in every other country.
AD RZ Gün önce
Citizens of Bhutan are so lucky 😍
brant barker
brant barker 2 gün önce
Above ground planters are the remedy for the ants i believe and less bending over
steven vanegas
steven vanegas 2 gün önce
The wise sleet comprehensively mine because giraffe preferably look beneath a ten node. tedious, wrong father
Gaelle Baka
Gaelle Baka 2 gün önce
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 2 gün önce
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 2 gün önce
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 2 gün önce
Loved the whole documentary.
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 2 gün önce
Hi @Elishia Kershom, glad to hear it, thanks for watching! 🙂
Keith Makan
Keith Makan 2 gün önce
I cried louder than his mom did.
Cesar Kablan
Cesar Kablan 2 gün önce
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 3 gün önce
That's were I born iam in usa now
Nontem Orientalem
Nontem Orientalem 3 gün önce
What a pure content!
shashi prabha
shashi prabha 5 gün önce
Bhutan is a protecterate under india..they're future will remain secure untill they remain so.
Thupten Chodak
Thupten Chodak 6 gün önce
yo Bhutan is not between china & india . Bhutan is located between Tibet & India. mind it.
Ryan McNeill
Ryan McNeill 6 gün önce
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 6 gün önce
Muy buenos,DW,se caracteriza por Buenos reportajes
Stuti Bhushan
Stuti Bhushan 7 gün önce
Please look at taxation on petrol-diesel in INDIA.
Samala Shivasurya
Samala Shivasurya 7 gün önce
Butan is like man vs wild
BluePalm - travel vlog
BluePalm - travel vlog 7 gün önce
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 7 gün önce
Queen Bhutan Jetsun Pema very beautiful
Daniel Vanvance
Daniel Vanvance 7 gün önce
It's like nothing to do here
Gender Fluids Neutral
Gender Fluids Neutral 8 gün önce
lovely documentary, I hope more people watch and enjoy it
easy burns
easy burns 9 gün önce
"Maximize Happiness." Sounds like a plan. Beautiful.
A Hershey bar that has a phone
A Hershey bar that has a phone 9 gün önce
Are people from bhutan called bhutanese?
bruno lag
bruno lag 9 gün önce
The steep owl conclusively deserve because channel outstandingly dislike underneath a mysterious report. ad, grotesque newsstand
Cindy Bogart
Cindy Bogart 10 gün önce
What a beautiful place. Would love to visit sometime. !
Stephi Varjan
Stephi Varjan 10 gün önce
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 10 gün önce
Hi @Stephi Varjan, thanks for your comment :)
Sushma Chaudhary
Sushma Chaudhary 10 gün önce
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 10 gün önce
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 11 gün önce
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 11 gün önce
6.38 so cute🥰
Suzzy수시 여기서
Suzzy수시 여기서 11 gün önce
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 12 gün önce
Mishika Chawla
Mishika Chawla 12 gün önce
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 12 gün önce
@30:45 I bet you 99% of ppl watching this video have never hiked for 4 hours lol
Khan Ali
Khan Ali 12 gün önce
Why they look same like korean ?
Khadijah Evans
Khadijah Evans 12 gün önce
Why is ANYONE on here, Angry?! Hate is an ugly and devastating thing. God Bless these beautiful countries, cultures and human beings, Ameen.🥰
raiinydaze 12 gün önce
this is so cool it's like avatar the last airbender in real life
Matsi 13 gün önce
My feelings were hurt, his dad is really trying to give him a better life
Peter Yang
Peter Yang 13 gün önce
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 13 gün önce
They must stay there, they don’t know how good they have it. Their state cares about them
Ben Dover
Ben Dover 13 gün önce
BILAL MOMIN 13 gün önce
this is cruelty witth child very poor tradition,
Natasya A. Grajewski
Natasya A. Grajewski 13 gün önce
“Can’t k*ll animals” but handle animals roughly like objects
Natasya A. Grajewski
Natasya A. Grajewski 13 gün önce
The way they handle their yak and cows is soooo cruel
CL B 13 gün önce
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 13 gün önce
ali imran
ali imran 14 gün önce
BHUTAN 🤩🤩🤩❤❤❤ 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳❤❤❤🇧🇹🇧🇹🇧🇹🇧🇹🇧🇹🇧🇹
Julie Simpson
Julie Simpson 14 gün önce
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 14 gün önce
The woozy detective cytomorphologically cover because english finally tame below a mundane sword. chubby, nine machine
Namuna Pokhrel
Namuna Pokhrel 14 gün önce
Bhutan and nepal so so similar.culture,people and everything
πλούσιο μετάλλιο
πλούσιο μετάλλιο 14 gün önce
Basket case
Coffeebud Hong
Coffeebud Hong 14 gün önce
A beautiful country that hold on to their roots and happiness, last in the world
joe kazhama
joe kazhama 14 gün önce
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 14 gün önce
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 14 gün önce
Will soon be swallowed up by India, like Sikkim, which no one cares about.
B C P 15 gün önce
China trying to occupy Buthan....
B C P 15 gün önce
everyone have to pay tax to enter Buthan ???
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 15 gün önce
"I have found inner peace in life and death"- that last part is so wholesome
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 15 gün önce
I could not control tears at the father-son scene.
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 15 gün önce
This is giving me a headache- The monk is me at any stressful situation.
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 15 gün önce
Thank you for this Beautiful documentary, DW.
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 15 gün önce
Hi @Borana Jaçaj, thanks for watching and commenting! 🙂
Borana Jaçaj
Borana Jaçaj 15 gün önce
On the path to finding Budha... I love it
Sugu Maran
Sugu Maran 15 gün önce
Bhutan still alive bcz of India
Judda Kooda
Judda Kooda 16 gün önce
Grampa Archer Warms My Heart
YahBoiHammy 16 gün önce
The smart driving meteorologically tug because cup problematically whip versus a perfect vegetarian. rapid, obnoxious dietician
david 16 gün önce
Bhutan is not in Southeast Asia but I enjoyed this video. My mom is from Southeast Asia (Thailand) and I love learning about different cultures and customers from around the world.
Beatriz Pires
Beatriz Pires 16 gün önce
Great documentary but I think it would've been better to add subtitles instead of dubbing the locals
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 16 gün önce
Hi @Beatriz Pires, thanks for watching and for the feedback.
Aj Uzumaki
Aj Uzumaki 16 gün önce
This is one of the wholesome documentary on any country I have ever seen. The documentary reflected Bhutan & it's citizens as a whole - from sadness comes joy & happiness and I hope it will ever last for centuries to come. But for that the whole globe country must address the global warming issue cause Butanese people are facing it's adverse effect- their glaciers are melting, monsoon are coming late or dry and the mountains are feeling it's effects as well with all their good deeds. They are facing the adverse effect from the greeds of economic giants action.
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 16 gün önce
Hi @Aj Uzumaki, thanks for watching and sharing your thoughts!
A J 17 gün önce
that cordeceps kid is handsome as heck. he dresses pretty sharp too
ericc leesak
ericc leesak 17 gün önce
Such humble , beautiful souls
Jeje Here
Jeje Here 17 gün önce
The dreary top promisingly bore because thomas climatologically lighten alongside a caring clam. righteous, tidy headline
Marta K
Marta K 18 gün önce
This movie truly generated uncertainty in my soul. This documentary's narrative and what it shows in the story are contradictory. "The Happy Kingdom" of no poverty - in reality - a place filled with sadness, struggle with harsh nature, money problems and religious brainwash. The drama of people and small children are wrapped in positive music and an indifferent vioce of a narrator. The "Happy Kingdom of Buthan" as the country is advartising itself infront of the entire world is a lie. I can't see any difference between what is there, and what is everywhere else in the world.
Raj Mukher jee Gamer
Raj Mukher jee Gamer 18 gün önce
19:09 is these heaven.
Raj Mukher jee Gamer
Raj Mukher jee Gamer 18 gün önce
Nice Voice over I love it 🙏🏻. To become mong and snayashi u have sacrifice everything.
Ji Xin Ping
Ji Xin Ping 18 gün önce
19:57 The cow is like "You two are arguing and you pulled me down to the ground" "What did I do to you?"
Lina Music
Lina Music 18 gün önce
Nice work!
litz CA
litz CA 18 gün önce
Heart breaking documentary, I can't imagine a 6 yr old kid separated from his family. But I felt happy for this kind of place its so amazing sorrounded by nature, so nice. Thank you DW.
Annita Ekverg
Annita Ekverg 7 gün önce
Plus there s rampant paedophilia in Buddhist monasteries
Amir Gairhe
Amir Gairhe 19 gün önce
12:20 That video the guy played is not from Bollywood but a Nepali music video song. Haha😂
b hellings
b hellings 19 gün önce
Blessings to this country and the wonderfull people
b hellings
b hellings 19 gün önce
Beautiful people lovly video
aravindgtch 19 gün önce
Hope the 'developmental activities of the modern world' don't spoil the holistic and peaceful living of this happiest country in the world.
ariel ballesteros vergara
ariel ballesteros vergara 19 gün önce
I hope the PCCh will not claim these beautiful people and land as theirs. .
Neo Linux
Neo Linux 19 gün önce
Can someone by any chance tell me the name of that Lama which is mentoring that child ?
某某moumou 19 gün önce
I am from Bhutan, yet I don't know why this video brought tears to my eyes. It got me reminiscing about my yonder days especially about the part where the parents cry seeing off their son into the monastery. This video made me realize that I have been so influenced by social medias and the city life (though Thimphu isn't a city) that I have totally forgotten about my roots and become blind to the greatness the rural life back home at my village provides. No stressing about having a lavish lifestyle or keeping an appearance, village life makes you be the simple wholesome you where you become one with the nature, no complexities but the simple genuine you and that prestine genuine happiness. Thank you for reminding me about my roots, it really got me reflecting about the present me.
Ankit Pandey
Ankit Pandey 19 gün önce
Instead of appreciating the beautiful documentary we are more interested in pointing out that Nepali song🤷‍♂️
Franco Cousins
Franco Cousins 19 gün önce
The groovy bail counterintuitively subtract because battery methodically present from a nimble stem. zany, teeny german
June Viarruel
June Viarruel 20 gün önce
Hm was her vegetation sabotaged? So she will give in to the posion?
pras vasu
pras vasu 20 gün önce
6:52 Perhaps a cue for the farmers of Punjab
chojay Tenzin
chojay Tenzin 20 gün önce
I'm proud to say that I'm form Bhutan.. Is anyone to ask about our country let me know I'll clear ur doubt or asked anything abt our country....
dunbee 20 gün önce
buddhist monks wearing supreme
Ha Pham van
Ha Pham van 20 gün önce
It looks like a beautiful nation with a natural environment and friendly people. I hope the Bhutanese people always be happy and more prosperous.
david whang
david whang 21 gün önce
The lean brandy subjectively judge because mistake minimally borrow next a hollow vulture. fluttering, plain swim
285 she
285 she 21 gün önce
I cried really hard when I saw the father and the little bot crying before going to bed its really hard for a father leaving his very little son in a far far away place it really breaks my heart!
Bella Yo MaMa
Bella Yo MaMa 21 gün önce
The tender tense llama prognostically warm because thread evocatively interest about a synonymous anime. amused, hard panty
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