Being remote and isolated independent kingdom in the foot of Eastern Himalaya and the last bastion of the Tibetan Buddhist Culture and religion in its purest form, despite opening up to tourism in the late 70"s it has managed to minimize the effect of the outside influence and the country is virtually untouched, in terms of the environment , religion, architecture and life style, Bhutan has the youngest reigning monarch in the world, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk who guards Bhutan's culture and national identity fiercely.