The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom

Welcome to the Society!

The Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom is for people who wish to develop knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of Bhutan - and to encourage cultural and educational links between the peoples of the United Kingdom and Bhutan.

It links together people who are interested in, or who have connections with, the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Via a series of talks through the year, an annual dinner and a newsletter, members stay in contact with developments in Bhutan, with Bhutanese resident in the UK and with each other.

Please browse the website and read back issues of the newsletter to discover more.

Next events

Professor David Park

Wall Paintings in Bhutan: past glories, present concerns

7pm, Monday 19 January 2015

Charlotte MacCaw

Leatham family films and photographs of Bhutan in the 1960s

7pm, Thursday 26 March 2015

Both events will be held at:

The Polish Hearth Club, 55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN

Please see the events page for more details.


Wangduephodrang Dzong: Reconstruction starts

The Bhutanese government has collected Nu 1.3Bn through various channels for the reconstruction of Wangduephodrang Dzong.

Reconstruction work on the dzong that was destroyed by a fire in June 2012 is expected to complete in five years, by 2018. "It's a tentative time frame," home minister Damcho Dorji said. "But we'll try our best to complete. It is of a paramount importance for all the Bhutanese people, especially, people of Shar Dhargay."

A press release from home ministry stated that His Majesty the King granted Nu 200M of the total amount.