Places to visit in Thimphu

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Places to Visit in Thimphu

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What travellers are saying

  • Dr Souvik C
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,213 contributions
    I went to Bhutan with my mother, wife and elder son. Dochula Pass was a brilliant destination for us. We travelled and visited the beautiful chortens. There was huge mist and fog in the place. We enjoyed the weather which was chilly and cold a 13000 feet.
    Written 26 March 2021
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  • Soumya Singh
    Melbourne, Australia137 contributions
    Right from the moment, we entered Thimpu we could see the grand statue, it's almost visible from everywhere in the city. Visiting the premises was even more breathtaking, on one side you have the Budhha and on the other side, you can see the city of Thimpu surrounded by mountains. 

    There is still some construction work going on, however, there are endless photo ops around the area.
    Written 26 October 2020
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  • Ugyen
    Noida, India239 contributions
    Must visit for those who visit Thimphu, one of the best place to explore and understand Bhutanese beautiful and great architurture. also most insta captioned place of Thimphu. MUST Visit. for visitors there will be special guideline and timing , please do check from relevant source or from tourism office/brochures for details.
    Written 1 September 2020
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  • Gdax
    Gulf Breeze, FL231 contributions
    Have a picture ready in your phone that you want memorialized in a Bhutanese stamp. They will download it and print you 12 stamps with a Tigers Nest background. You can keep them as a souvenir or actually use them to send a postcard!
    Written 8 November 2019
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  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
    The National Memorial Chorten was built in memory of Third Druk Gyalpo and is dedicated to World Peace.
    The Thimphu Chorten is a nice place to visit that is located near Thimphu city center. When we had arrived, there was a nice size crowd already here - turning the prayer wheels, walking around the Stupa and paying tribute.
    The atmosphere at the Stupa was peaceful and relaxing - the grounds around the Stupa is like a well manicured park area - green grass and nice ambiance.
    Written 15 May 2020
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  • AHKE Adventure Travel
    Thimphu, Bhutan86 contributions
    Here at Simply Bhutan, you can see the culture and tradition of Bhutan through household tools and other items of Bhutanese origin. You can also have a sumptuous lunch of Bhutanese cuisines
    Written 28 November 2020
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  • Ugyen
    Noida, India239 contributions
    This place is must visit for me at least once in a year to make offering and seek blessings from the local local deity as I was born in and brought up in Thimphu. Almost all kids who are born in Thimphu and was brought here after 3 days of birth by their parents have to do the same. Am Sure everyone will understand why is it so?

    But for Tourist if your are spiritual and is seeking blessings can always visit.
    Dont forget to carry your Kabney and Rachu if your are bhutanese. Foreigners i think its exceptional.
    Written 6 November 2019
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  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
    The National Institute for Zorig Chusum in Thimphu was created by the government to promote Bhutan's traditional contemporary art forms. I have read that the words "Zorig Chusum" literally means "Thirteen Crafts." The thirteen Bhutan art forms are: Traditional Painting, Sculpturing, Wood Carving, Calligraphy, Paper making, Bronze Casting, Embroidery, Weaving, Carpentry, Masonry, Bamboo and cane weaving, Gold/Silver Smithy, Black smithy.

    The Institute has various classrooms with instructors who teach students these 13 art forms. After the students are taught these various art forms, they are then tested to determine their knowledge of these art forms. When our small group tour was visiting the Institute, there were several classrooms that were "Closed for Testing" with a sign on the door(s) indicating that testing was in progress. The items or goods that are made in the classrooms are being sold at the Institute's gift shop or "Showroom", and at various gift shops throughout Thimphu city.
    In summary, the National Institute for Zorig Chusum was quite interesting - knowing that Bhutan's government is genuinely interested in keeping Bhutan's rich history in it's 13 art forms.
    Written 15 May 2020
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  • Rajiv W
    Uttar Pradesh, India267 contributions
    Takin is a rare species- looks like a combination of Goat head and body of ox/buffalo. There is a Bhutanese story on this creation.Specially went to see and take photos for my grandson Shiv, who has a good knowledge of animals and was very keen to know.
    Written 2 March 2020
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  • kavya
    Birur, India6 contributions
    V beautiful well maintained monument being one of d oldest dzong oh bhutan.one can feel the calmness thanks to the holy atmosphere and serene nature around...worth a visit
    Written 10 January 2020
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  • Ugyen
    Noida, India239 contributions
    Its Bhuddhist Institute and monastery. Also Pilgrimage place for Buddhist.

    Max 30 Minutes walk from road.
    Written 2 February 2020
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  • Nirmal Pani
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
    We came to understand the details of how textiles are made as well as the details of why they were the dress which looks like skirts.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
    The National Folk Heritage Museum is located only a few minutes from Thimphu city center. This "Museum" is not your typical one (a building housing artifacts from the past). I would call this Museum a "Living History Museum", which is defined as a Museum that actually recreates historical settings of past time periods - the conditions, culture and natural environment of the past. In the case of the National Folk Heritage Museum, the Museum building itself is more than 150 years old residence and the surrounding area is a very good simulation of what life was like during that time period.

    The entrance to the "Museum" or old historic home opens into a courtyard where fire wood, farming equipment and grain is stored. This courtyard also contains a stone oven for burning incense and wooden mortars for pounding rice. The Museum second floor level was used mainly for storage of grain and food items. The Museum (top) third floor level was the living, dining and sleeping areas.
    Interesting to visit an actual 150 year old residence that has now been restored to become the "National Folk Heritage Museum", which the Bhutan government is wanting to preserve the old Bhutanese heritage and rural life from the past.
    Written 15 May 2020
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  • the environment were good. the place was good . the near by neighbours are wellmeing and after all the place is good to view and to have good ride near by village if i get times
    Written 16 January 2020
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  • Rups
    Silchar, India58 contributions
    The place is situated in the middle of the town THIMPU . Lots of shop are near by but the place is less crowded and any one can a nice time here
    Written 2 May 2020
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