Must see points of interest in Thimphu

Here's a list of Must see points of interest in Thimphu recommended by our experts:

The National Memorial Chorten

Place to Visit in Thimphu

The Memorial Chorten of Thimphu was conceived by Dungse Rinpoche (1904-1987), according to the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism . It was erected in ...

Simtokha Dzong

Museum in Thimphu

Simtokha Dzong. Built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Simtokha was the first dzong to be built in a unified Bhutan. Currently, it houses the country's ...

The National Folk Heritage Museum

Museum in Thimphu

The National Folk Heritage Museum, located behind the National Library. A traditional house that showcases rural life. Exhibits and cultural shows are held in ...

Zangthoperi Lhakhang

Place to Visit in Thimphu

Zangthoperi Lhakhang, lower Thimphu (follow the path down from below the GPO). The present structure was built in 1960s and although lacking the charm of many ...

Statue Of Sakyamuni Buddha

Place to Visit in Thimphu

Statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, sitting on top of Kuensel Phodrang hill is a 51.5mt bronze statue of the founder of Buddhism. The site also offers unobstructed ...

Phajoding Monastery

Place to Visit in Thimphu
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The Phajoding monastery site was founded in the 13 th Century by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo (1184-1251), the Tibetan lama who spread the Drukpa Kagyu teachings of ...


Place to Visit in Thimphu
Must SeeTrekking

It is one of the most popular treks that start in Paro following Pachu River upstream, to the Jhomolhari base camp at Jangothang and return via the same route...

Botanical Gardens

Museum in Thimphu

Botanical Gardens, Serbithang. Located on lush hillside about 10km from the city, the gardens offer a peaceful and relaxing environment to spend a few hours. ...

The Textile Museum

Museum in Thimphu
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The Bhutan Textile Museum or the National Textile Museum is a national textiles museum in Thimphu, Bhutan, located near the National Library of Bhutan. It is ...

Takin Preserve

Wildlife Park in Thimphu

Takin Preserve, Motithang. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was ...