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- Bhutan is the Land of the Thunder Dragon where the Druk, a national symbol shown in their flag, represents Thunder Dragon from Bhutanese mythology. It holds jewels that represent wealth.
The first thing that immediately came to my mind about the Bhutanese flag was its colors resemble the colors of Buddhism. Apparently, the orange does represent the Drukpas monasteries and the Buddhist religion and the yellow represents the authority of the King, which reminds me of the yellow color of the Emperor in Chinese culture.
The druk represents strength of the people to protect their country. I think it's a very appropriate symbol for the Bhutanese as proven by their journey so far, where authenticity has never been compromised. One can find a lot of words to describe them: loyalty, humility, strength, purity, and it all jives into the symbolism of the Druk.
In addition, I'd like to point out that the jewels here refer to wealth of a different kind. It refers more to the nation's prosperity, and not material wealth as most people would assume. And I think that makes Bhutan achieve the personal happiness that they so strongly protect.