Sights & landmarks in Thimphu

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  • Che-Jui Hsu
    Taipei, Taiwan28 contributions
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    This statue could be seen from very far away, sort of a first impression of city Thimphu. The view from there is quite spectacular.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • Explore10X Tours & Travels
    Thimphu District, Bhutan49 contributions
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    In the Himalayas, Dochula Pass is not just pretty; it tells a story about nature and people being strong. When I went in winter, the snow and fresh air showed how both the place and the people are tough. In winter, Dochula Pass became more than just a place, it became a story about people connecting with nature. It wasn't just about the great views, it was about understanding the stories in Dochula Pass.
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • Che-Jui Hsu
    Taipei, Taiwan28 contributions
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    As an architecture lover I enjoyed visiting all the dzong. This might not be the best looking one but definitely most crucial for the country, so it's still worth visiting. It's also fun watching the flag lowering ceremony.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • Che-Jui Hsu
    Taipei, Taiwan28 contributions
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    It was one of first spots we went. Not just visitors, many locals were there too. It was good visiting the inside and listening to the stories. My guide and I walked clockwise around the chorten for few circles and felt the blessing.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • Peter R
    Dartford, UK1,239 contributions
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    So as not to lose the traditional arts of Bhutan this college was set up by a local artist backed by donations and help from the Bhutanese government . Students both boys and girls can choose what they want to learn from painting, wood carving, embroidery, weaving, tailoring and slate carving on courses that can last for up to seven years. They are also taught basic English, mathematics and computer skills while at the college. We were allowed with our guide to wander in and out of class rooms whilst the students were working. The students are provided with free training, food and lodgings. It was good to see the traditional arts being taught to future generations.
    Written 29 October 2023
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  • Charles_and_Susan
    Nottingham, UK5,869 contributions
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    This is an amazing place to see the ancient craft skills of Bhutan put into practice. Students work here on up to a six year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. You can walk into soe of the rooms and watch the artists at work. Two of the crafts we saw were carving wooden statues and intricate painting.
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • Charles_and_Susan
    Nottingham, UK5,869 contributions
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    Located in central Thimphu this building houses a museum where you can see old stamps amongst other things. Several people in our group visited the counter in the adjacent office where you can download one of your own photos and have it printed out on a page of stamps. You can use these stamps to send postcards home through the regular post.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Namgay Adventure Travels
    Thimphu, Bhutan134 contributions
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    Tango Buddhist Institute, the original location, is currently undergoing renovations. Meanwhile, a new Buddhist university has been constructed at the base, offering better comfort for senior monks studying there. The brand new university features traditional architecture, with modern facilities and is easily accessible by a motorable road.
    Written 3 July 2023
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  • Charles_and_Susan
    Nottingham, UK5,869 contributions
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    When we visited some of the monks were sat outside and were having an English exam. We waited a while and went inside. I understand it's the oldest fortress in Bhutan.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Ugyen
    Noida, India286 contributions
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    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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  • Ron S
    New York City, NY5,471 contributions
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    Cheri Gompa Monastery is located on a mountain at the altitude of 700-800 meters from the beginning of ascent. The path is mildly strenuous. There's an ongoing restoration at the monastery. The head monk speaks decent English. No photography allowed inside.
    Written 6 October 2023
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  • Rups
    Silchar, India58 contributions
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    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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  • Karma Jangchub
    Thimphu, Bhutan29 contributions
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    This was the place where Zhabdrung first arrive and settled after he came from Tibet in 1616 when he was 20 years old.
    He built the temple there and named it as dzong but later 1629 after he built a much bigger dzong/fort then he removed the name dzong and named it as a Lhakhang only meaning a temple.
    There is a stupa inside the first floor of the temple which holds the sacred relics of Zhabdrung's father Yab Tenpai Nima.
    Written 22 March 2019
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  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, AZ1,911 contributions
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    The Pangri Zampa Monastery is also the site of the College of Astrology in Thimphu and the location of this Monastery could not be any better. It is situated in a very nice quiet, green valley not to far from Thimphu. One thing that is not to be missed here - check-out the giant cypress tree here at the Monastery - it is huge!
    This Monastery is a good example of traditional Bhutanese style architecture that is prevalent in Bhutan.
    Written 15 May 2020
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  • LLTan
    Singapore, Singapore200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed the short hike up to the Sangaygang Lookout Point. Lovely, easy hike through blue pines & colourful prayer flags.
    The Lookout point offers a stunning panoramic view of the entire Thimphu Valley.
    Must Visit!
    Written 23 December 2019
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