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Prospect of Mass Tourism Clouds Bhutan’s Shangri-La

Bhutan, a land of pristine beauty that restricts the numbers of overseas visitors, is facing pressure to allow more tourists to increase incomes and create more jobs. But there are fears that mass tourism could threaten the tiny Himalayan country’s efforts to preserve itself as the world’s last Shangri-La. After a day spent gazing at breathtaking mountain passes, an awe-inspiring 17th century Buddhist fortress-like monastery perched on a lush hilltop, and emerald green rice fields on the...

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