Photograph by James L. Stanfield
Boyd Matson investigates Bhutan's policy of Gross National Happiness.
Guided by a novel idea, the tiny Buddhist kingdom tries to join the modern world without losing its soul.
Two visions of the future compete for the soul of China's western frontier.
On a 12-day expedition with National Geographic, witness prayer rituals in stunning monasteries; meet monks, artisans, and dignitaries; and hike to remote Himalayan villages.
Nat Geo Traveler All Access
Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!