Thimphu Sightseeing

Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan could be a splendid destination for you to have a zestful vacation. Thimphu is the most modern city in Bhutan with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs, and shopping places. However,amidst the signs of modernization, it remains a cultural city with values.


Major attractions of Thimphu are:

Tashi Chho Dzong
It is a monastery which is located next to bank of Wang Chhu River, It is also known as Thimphu Dzong. Annual 3 days Tsechu festival is also hosted every year at TashiChho Dzong. It was Built in 1216 A.D.
Bhutan Textile Museum
Bhutan Textile Museum offers amazing display of Bhutanese dresses and textiles ,It gives a clear picture of Bhutan history in terms of textile and traditional clothing.
Painting School
It is also known as Institute for Zorig Chusum here students are taught courses like traditional drawing,painting,carving and to develop skills in arts and crafts.
The National Library
It was established in the year 1967 and has famous collection of historic manuscripts ,photos and books .
Changangkha Lhakhang
In Thimphu there are many monasteries and temple that you will get to see and among them. Changangkha Lhakhang is one of the most religious structures . It was built in the 12th century and its one of the oldest Lhakhang located in Thimphu .Its also known as the wish fulfilling temple,from here you can see the amazing view of Thimphu city.
National Memorial Chorten
Built-in the memory of the third Druk Gyalpo (Head of Kingdom) of Bhutan, the National Memorial Chorten is devoted to World Peace. The Chorten popular amongst the localities for various major Buddhist religious festivals and it is one of the best places to see in Thimphu Bhutan.
Buddha Dordenma Statue
Atop a hill in Thimphu, is a massive, golden Buddha sitting atop a gilded meditation hall. Hidden inside its has has 125,000 smaller Buddhas. This means that in Thimphu, there are more Buddha statues than this city’s population(100000) ,It is also known as Budda point.
Tango and Chari Monasteries
Tango Monastery is one of the most religious significant destinations in Bhutan. With its peaceful ambiance and amazing hiking route, This monastery has been a must-visit place in Bhutan and anappropriate sightseeing place in Thimphu for both pilgrims and travelers.
The Motithang Takin Preserve
For animal lovers, Motithang Takin Preserve is one of the best places to visit in Thimphu. This attractive preserved area was built as a small zoo but later it was converted into an animal preserve center. Takin -The national animal of Bhutan, lives in the Motithang Takin Preserve in Thimphu.
The Clock Tower Square
Clock Tower Square is an example of a great architectural marvel. It is a tower with four clock faces, which makes it different from any other building or structure in Bhutan. One of the most popular places among visitors, people usually visit here in the evening to enjoy the beautiful paintings and carvings. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops near this tower, making it one of the most visited sites in the town.
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