Traveling the countryside of Bhutan We left Thimphu for the former capital city of Punakha and some traveling through the countryside. Before departing we enjoyed a dinner with some high school students and were dressed in the national dress, a gho for George and a kira for Marcia. It took two hotel staff to dress us, even though the kids we had dinner with claimed that by age 12 they could put on the clothes by themselves. While driving through the countryside we got a taste of the fourth pillar of ‘gross national happiness’, good governance. Bhutan is a monarchy, now under the rule of its fifth king.