Needless to introduce, Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan, the Land of Thunder Dragons, around 5 hours from Phuentsholing located on the Indo-Bhutan border. The surface elevation of this capital city of Bhutan is 2334 m. A four to five-day trip to Thimphu is sufficient.
A culturally enriched region of Thimphu embraces modernity. And did you know it’s the capital town without traffic lights? Where Buddhism is the supreme religion in Bhutan, natives respect folks belonging to all religions. Its trekking routes, traditional heritage, festivals, foods, and love for spirituality fascinate every visitor. Plan your low cost Bhutan tour and relish the country’s splendour.
Best Places to Explore in Thimphu
Bhutan is home to a galore of attractions and many of them dwell in Thimphu. Some of the best places to visit in the capital town of Thimphu are:
- National Memorial Chorten. Known as “the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan” National Memorial Chorten is in stupa form on Doeboom Lam. It is the tomb consecrated in the memory of Third Druk Gyalpo, the Dragon King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
- Trashi Chho Dzong. Also known as Thimphu Dzong, Trashi Chho Dzong sits on the north of Thimphu on the west bank of Wang Chhu. Tashichho Dzong features a throne room and offices of the king and other official figures like ministers. Since 1962, it has been serving as the seat of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
- National Library of Bhutan.The National Library of Bhutan is in the northernmost region of Thimphu, built in 1967 for the preservation and promotional purpose of the rich religious and cultural grace of Bhutan. The National Library and Archives of Bhutan exhibit has various books on Mahayana Buddhism, religious books, photos, books of Bhutan’s ancient history, socio-political life, and manuscripts.
- Clock Tower Square. Clock Tower Square is a popular landmark and tourist attraction in the heart of Thimphu Valley, Bhutan. It’s a square with a tower embellished with four clock faces. The location is bounded by restaurants, café, shops, hotels, etc. The traditional dragon present in the square tower clock represents Bhutan as an independent Dragon Kingdom.
Besides these, explore Changangkha Lhakhang, Motithang Takin Preserve, Tango Goemba, Decen Phodrang, Simtokha Dzong, Simply Bhutan, Dochula, Folk Heritage Museum, Tango Buddhist Institute, Royal Botanical Garden, etc. Take your pick from a wide range of low cost Bhutan tour packages.
Among exclusive outdoor recreation, you can dive into the ardour of trekking, hiking, camping, rock climbing, archery, fishing, parasailing, paragliding, etc. If you book a Bhutan holiday package, your tour operator will ensure well-rounded trip support, from transport, accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours to adventure sports.