Thimphu is located at an elevation of 2350 meters from sea level and it is the capital of Bhutan with more than 100,000 people. It's the place where even the Royal Family and the King lives too.

Thimphu is the most modern city within the country with a lot of restaurants, bars, night clubs, shopping centers, etc. However, it still retains its’ cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization. Thimphu is one of the few towns in Bhutan that have been equipped with ATM banking facilities and is a good place to stock up on some currency.

There are several attractions in Thimphu such as the National Post Office, the Clock Tower Square, the Motithang Takin Preserve, Tango and Chari Monasteries, Buddha Dordenma, National Memorial Chorten, Centenary Farmer's Market, Semtokha Dzong to name a few. These form the most important tourist attractions in the capital city. 

Places to visit in Thimphu
Big Buddha
Big Buddha

Buddha Dordenma Statue overlooking Thimphu valley at Kuenselphodrang is of the biggest seating Buddha... more

Memorial Chorten
Memorial Chorten

Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Memorial Chorten was constructed by second queen Ashi Phuntsho... more

Tashi Chodzong
Tashi Chodzong

Tashicho Dzong is the fortress in Thimphu and it dates back to the 13th century but it was not in the... more

Takin Preserve

At first it was started as a Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor) Zoo, but later it was changed to Preserve... more

Iron Chain Bridge
Royal Textile Acedemy

Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan was instituted in May 2005 under the patronage ofHer Majesty... more

Folk Heritage Musuem
Folk Heritage Musuem

The Folk Heritage Museum dedicates itself to connecting people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage... more

Simtokha Dzong
Simtokha Dzong

Simtokha dzong is located about 6 km south of the main city. The full name of the dzong is called San-Nga... more

Farmers Market
Centenary Farmers Market

It's basically the vegetable market where people from neighboring villages come and sell their product.... more

Bhutan Post
Bhutan Post

Bhutan post in Thimphu has a wide range of stamp collections for those who like collecting stamps... more


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