Bhutan Paro Dzong
The total population of Bhutan is only 650,000 souls, many of whom live spread around remote villages traversed to and from on foot or by horse and mule.
The two major cities of Thimpu and Paro are dominated by massive monastic fortresses housing monks of all ages (upwards of around eight years old). Both fortresses having been designed centuries ago by guru monks and built by an eager faithful.
The Dzongs (monastic fortresses) are repositories of religious and temporal learning, seats of justice and centres of local political life.