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

Doeboom Lam Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: Not available

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

Simtokha Dzong

Semtokha, Bhutan , Thimphu
Phone: Not available

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 ... more

The National Folk Heritage Museum

The National Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: Not available

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

Zangthoperi Lhakhang

Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: Not Available

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 ... more

Statue Of Sakyamuni Buddha

Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: Not available

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 ... more

Phajoding Monastery

C/O Penden Dorji, OSS, Bhutan Telecom, Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: 17 60 73 53

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 ... more


Changzamtoq Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: 975 17 14 05 05

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... more

Botanical Gardens

Serbithang, Babesa - Thimphu Expy, Bhutan
Phone: 00 975-2-351417/351218

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. ... more

The Textile Museum

Thimphu, Bhutan ‎
Phone: 975 2 337 589 ‎

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 ... more

Takin Preserve

Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu, Bhutan

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 ... more