Penned by Gyaldun Dasho Thinley Dorji and composed by Aku Tongmi, 'Druk tsendhen' or 'The Thunder Dragon Kingdom' is the National Anthem of Bhutan. Read the original Bhutanese lyrics of National Anthem of Bhutan here along with its English translation:
Original Bhutanese Lyrics
Druk tsendhen koipi gyelkhap na
Loog ye ki tenpa chongwai gyon
Pel mewang ngadhak rinpo chhe
Ku jurmey tenching chhap tsid pel
Chho sangye ten pa goong dho gyel
Bang che kyed nyima shar warr sho.
The Thunder Dragon Kingdom
In the Thunder Dragon Kingdom adorned with sandalwood
The protector who guards the teachings of the dual system
He, the precious and glorious ruler, causes dominion to spread
While his unchanging person abides in consistency
As the doctrine of the Lord Buddha flourishes
May the sun and peace of happiness shine on the people!