This largest and most intriguing city also the Capital of Bhutan; is a well known place for adventure sports. Crimson wearing monks, people clad in ghos and kiras, cafes, nightclubs, restaurants is a buzzling city with a perfect mix of ages – old tradition and modern culture.
Places to Visit in Thimphu
National Memorial Chorten
The place where of hundreds Bhutanese come everyday; is also the most religious place of Thimphu. The chorten here is clad in richly painted annexes with elaborate mandalas, statues and shrines. Early morning is the best time to be here.
Trashi Chhoe Dzong
Locally known as Fortress of Glorious Religion is the place where both civil officials and monks live. This two – storied structure has three – storey towers at the four corners with red and gold roofs. While here do not forget to look for 3rd floor chorten of 69th Je Khenpo, where he gives blessings to its visitors.
This Folk Heritage Museum is filled with various exhibits. Household things, domestic tools, traditional rammed mud, timber house and much more dating back to 19th century makes a visit to this place a memorable trip. Some native trees, plants and their saplings too can be seen around.
It’s a monastic temple cum school where Buddhist monks of young age come to learn Buddhism. Established in 12th century by Lama Phajo Drugom, it gives a perfect view of entire city.
Simply Bhutan Museum
An exclusive place – living studio and museum, it is one of the best places to see where the young generation of Thimphu is going.
About 1kms from main town, it’s a must visit place for art lovers. Some of the best Buddhist paintings can be seen here.
If you are looking for a place from where the entire Thimphu can be captured from various angles of your camera, then Buddha is the perfect place. It is also the place where the largest statue of Buddha in the country stands tall.