Thimphu, Bhutan Travel Guide
Roadside shop in Thimphu, Bhutan
Author: Stephen Shephard (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
Places of Interest in Thimphu
- Botanical Gardens
A relaxing garden located 10 km from Thimphu city centre.
- Changangkha Lhakhang
The oldest temple in Thimphu Valley.
- Coronation Park
Park beside the river near the city stadium.
- National Folk Heritage Museum
Museum showcasing the rural life in Bhutan.
- National Memorial Chorten
This is a chorten, or Tibetan-style stupa, where the locals offer their prayers.
- Simtokha Dzong
Built in 1629, this was the first Bhutanese monastic fortress built in a unified Bhutan.
- Takin Preserve
A preserve for the takin, a cross between a cow and a goat, regarded as the national animal of Bhutan.
- Textile Museum
Museum showcasing exquisite Bhutanese textiles and tapestries.
- Trashichhoe Dzong
Monastic fortress housing both religious as well as civic bodies.
- Zangthoperi Lhakhang
Temple built in the 1960's with beautiful murals and a collection of Bhutanese art.
- Zorig Chusum School of Traditional Arts
School established in 1971 to preserve the traditional arts of Bhutan.