Thimphu is the Capital of Bhutan,and the most advanced and developed area in Bhutan. It lies at an altitude of 2300 Meters above sea level. It holds the population of more then 150,000, that’s about 20% of Nation’s population.
The spectacular fortress was built in 1641 making it one of the finest examples of Bhutanese Architecture. Built by the bank of River Wang-chhu, it’s vitality being the office of the Royal Monarch and summer residence of Central Monk Body, making Thimphu as the Capital City of the country since 1952.
Built in 1974 by Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck in the memory of her Royal Son, His Majesty the Third King of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, also known as Father of Modern Bhutan, the stunning Large Chorten (stupa) is located at the heart of Thimphu City.
The Buddha Dordenma, located on hilltop overlooking Thimphu City, is considered to be one of the Largest Buddha Statue with height of 51.5 Meters. The statue is made of Bronze and Gilded in gold, and can be seen from different parts of the city.
The National institute also called as “Zorig Chu-sum” offers four to six years course of study in 13 different Traditional Arts & Crafts of Bhutan. These are: Shingzo (Wood Crafting) Doh Zo (Stone Crafting) Par Zo (Carving) Lha Zo (Painting) Jim Zo (Sculpting) Lug Zo (Casting) Shak Zo (Wood Turning) Gar Zo (Blacksmith) Troe Zo […]
The Hidden Kingdom of Bhutan & The Thimphu Festival (Small Group Adventure) The Tshechu (festival) is a religious event celebrated on the tenth of a month (lunar calendar), corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche. However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple. Tshechus are grand events […]