Bhutan is a kingdom in
eastern Himalays. The stamp was issued in 1962. It shows pictures of
Druk Gyalpo (the dragon king) Ugyen Wangchuk (1867-1902), and the Paro
Dzong . A Dzong is a fortress-monastery which at Paro provides the
site for the local government. It was first built in 1646, and has
been rebuilt several times.
In 1907 Bhutan was an absolute monarchy, but today has moved
toward being a constitutional monarchy.