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  • Jitendra G
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
    This place always brings in the calmness in a person. A great location for capturing good photographs on a clear day. The days can sometimes be cloudy
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Ugyen
    Noida, India286 contributions
    Buddha Dordenma: Sitting on top of Kuensel Phodrang hill is a huge statue of 51.5-m bronze statue of Buddha (founder of Buddhism).
    The Buddha Dordenman. Interestingly, the statue itself is the home for over 100,000 smaller statues of Buddha, made from bronze and gold.
    The site also offers unobstructed views over the Thimphu Valley - especially stunning at sunset
    Written 27 May 2022
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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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  • 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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  • Ugyen
    Noida, India286 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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  • 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, India286 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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  • 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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  • 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 National Library and Archives of Bhutan has a primary function of "collecting and preserving Bhutanese literature on religion, culture, history and social traditions." The Library building is a nice example of Bhutan architecture that is unique to this country - very distinctive and good looking architecture. One of the Library's main claim to fame it that it has "the largest published book in the world" (largest in physical size). This book is very large and it is enclosed in a large glass covered case - nice looking picture book.
    The Library has 4 floors levels that contains Bhutanese literature from ancient to present day. Our small group tour was allowed to roam through the different floor levels to just look at the different varieties of literature documenting Bhutan's history, religion and lifestyle.
    Note: Inside the library, there are signs posted with "No Photographs allowed". However, photographs of the library building is allowed on the outside.
    Written 14 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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  • Hockeydad900
    La Canada Flintridge, CA323 contributions
    This center has 3 or 4 weavers working on traditional Bhutanese cloth at all times. The work is intricate and fascinating. Upstairs is a shop to purchase traditional clothing, scarves and tchotchkes. Prices are fair.
    Written 17 April 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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  • Balasubramanian R
    Chennai (Madras), India535 contributions
    Bhutan country themselves famous for maintaining natural resources. This park is also known as Centenary Park and tourist attraction and picnic spot. It is situated on the banks of Wangchu River and this place is connected with historial significant.
    Written 31 October 2019
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