Religious Sites in Thimphu

Religious Sites in Thimphu, Bhutan

Religious Sites in Thimphu

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  • Ugyen
    Noida, India286 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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  • jeffrey h
    Mooloolaba, Australia184 contributions
    We went here with another couple we meet very interesting place to visit so much history but they're are a lot of places like this
    Written 22 November 2019
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  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
    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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  • Karma Jangchub
    Thimphu, Bhutan29 contributions
    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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  • cherylyeo25
    Singapore, Singapore131 contributions
    unfortunately it was not open as it was closed due to festival which was amazing. still lovely place overlooking the valley with mountain range!
    Written 23 December 2019
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  • Dishaa S
    New Delhi, India1,363 contributions
    we stopped by on our way back from Punakha and is was a well worth it. the ancient Thangka paintings are beautiful and so are the frecoes. not many people visit here so it is relatively quiet.
    Written 28 February 2017
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  • Sharad Shrimali
    Ahmedabad, India405 contributions
    This nunnery is also known as Zilukha Nunnery. The Nunnery is located in a serene location, and has a section wherein you can light a candle yourself (free of charge) and do prayers, with the hope that they come true. It is always recommended to donate some money towards the nunnery in the donation box, even though it doesn't have any entry fee.

    One can get a good view of the Tashichho Dzong and the residence of the current King of Bhutan, though keep in mind that taking photos of these sites mentioned is strictly prohibited.

    There is also a temple in the nunnery, inside which photography is prohibited.

    One may find many dogs in the nunnery. Though these are stray dogs, they are very friendly and don't cause any harm, so don't be afraid of them.
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • Lone_wolf99
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India319 contributions
    The approach is very steep and we were ill prepared for it so had trouble walking. The Goemba is nice, small and beautiful, well maintained small garden.
    Written 23 September 2017
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