Thimphu (ཐིམ་ཕུག།) is the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan, and with a populace of around 80,000 is the country's biggest city.
In spite of the fact that the Thimphu Valley has upheld little settlements for a long time and a dzong has existed there since 1216, the city didn't generally create until the lord pronounced Thimphu the new capital in 1961. Vehicles previously showed up in the city a year later, and gradually the city started to adjust to its job as the country's capital. Presently the town is experiencing huge improvement. New tree-lined boulevards are being laid and the check tower region in the focal point of the city has been changed into a recreation center cum-outdoors theater where live social exhibitions occur. In 2008, the national arena was finished together with another stream side park. The zone around the dzong and government structures is an especially green and an appealing locale.
Norzin Lam is the city's fundamental lane and is fixed with lodgings, shopping edifices and inns.
Almost all guests arrive through plane from Paro, as of now the nation's sole International airplane terminal, a 45 moment to 1 hour drive from the capital. An International air terminal is almost finished in the south focal locale of Gelephu and there are three local airplane terminal and two household transporters.
Albeit coming up short on the beguile and culture related with old capitals, Thimphu is plentifully supplied with attractions.
Religious communities are alluded to by their Dzongkha title of lhakhang or gompa.
Changangkha Lhakhang. Developed in the fifteenth century, this is one of the most established sanctuaries in the Thimphu Valley, and is devoted to Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist transmission of sympathy. The sanctuary bears great perspectives over the whole valley.
The National Memorial Chorten
The National Memorial Chorten, situated off Jangchhub Lam. A decent spot to visit at night when local people are doing their night petitions. The stupa was worked in 1974 in memory of the third lord.
Zangthoperi Lhakhang, lower Thimphu (pursue the way down from beneath the GPO). The present structure was worked in 1960s and albeit coming up short on the appeal of a considerable lot of the more established sanctuaries, Zangdopelri still has some noteworthy wall paintings and workmanship prizes and is deserving of a visit. The site of the sanctuary was a previous fight ground, and the sanctuary was built there so as to assuage energies.
Statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, sitting over Kuensel Phodrang slope is a 51.5mt bronze statue of the organizer of Buddhism. The site likewise offers unhampered perspectives over the Thimphu Valley - particularly staggering at dusk.
The National Folk Heritage Museum, situated behind the National Library. A conventional house that grandstands country life. Displays and social shows are held in the exhibition hall compound. Open: Mon-Fri 10:30AM to 4:30PM, Sa 10:30Am to 1PM and Su 11:30AM to 3:30PM. Passage: 150nu.
The Royal Textile Academy, Norzin Lam, has a presentation of impeccable Bhutanese materials from the 1600s to the present day. Guests can likewise visit the weaving focus.
Alaya Gallery, Chubachu, a contemporary craftsmanship display worked by VAST, gathering of Bhutanese specialists, has ordinary evolving shows. It additionally offers free week after week workmanship classes to Bhutanese youngsters just as other network centered craftsmanship exercises. ph: 327248
Water Dragon Gallery,Hong Kong Market, is a contemporary workmanship exhibition showing a scope of canvases propelled by Bhutanese life. Situated above in a similar structure as the famous Karma's Coffee, Open Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm ph: 17 85 16 65
Trashi Chhoe Dzong. The present dzong was worked in the eighteenth century by Shabdrung Rinpoche to house government authorities. Later it was augmented to oblige both the devout and common bodies. Multiple times experiencing serious harm fire and once from a quake in 1897, a significant part of the memorable structure dates from the reconstructing in 1902. To suit the national government and the focal devout body, the dzong was completely restored and broadened in 1962, a year after Thimphu was assigned the country's capital.
Simtokha Dzong. Worked in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Simtokha was the first dzong to be worked in a brought together Bhutan. Presently, it houses the nation's principle Dzongkha language learning foundation. Simtokha is about 5km south of Thimphu.
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Takin Preserve, Motithang. The Takin is the national creature of Bhutan, and resembles a hybrid of a dairy animals and a goat. Legend has it that the creature was made by the incomparable Buddhist yogi, Drupa Kunley, and it very well may be discovered just in Bhutan and adjacent zones. Taxonomists place the creature in its very own classification as it isn't comparative enough to some other creature to fit built up classifications.
Professional flowerbeds, Serbithang. Situated on rich slope about 10km from the city, the greenery enclosures offer a serene and loosening up condition to put in a couple of hours. Botanists will locate the wide determination of indigenous trees and plants of intrigue.
Royal celebration Park. Situated on the banks of the stream (close to the city arena), this 5.6 sections of land of parkland offer a wonderful and loosening up condition to walk or to sit and watch the waterway stream by.
Zorig Chusum School of Traditional Arts, close National Library. Zorig Chusum was built up in 1971 to safeguard the thirteen customary crafts of Bhutan, and guests can watch understudies sharpening their aptitudes. There is likewise a little blessing shop selling work made at the school. The thirteen expressions are artistic creations, carpentry,wood cutting, design, throwing, metal work, bamboo cutting, gold and silver work, weaving, weaving, workmanship, cowhide work and paper making.
Thimphu Centenary Farmers Weekend Market. Thimphu weekend showcase is by a wide margin the biggest household advertise for the ranchers of Bhutan. Ranchers from to the extent Lingshi in the north, Tashiyangtse in the east, and Sarpang, Dagana and Tsirang in the south convey their homestead items to the market. It has likewise ended up being a standout amongst the most supported spots for visitors and a recreational spot for individuals from varying backgrounds. Over a cantilever footbridge, Kuendeyling Bazaam, toward the west bank is an accumulation of slows down lodging dress, texture and crafted works.
The National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Serzhong Lam. Tel:+975 2 324-647 - a superb spot to have any perpetual diseases analyzed and treated utilizing home grown mixes. Guarantee to keep the medicine. On the off chance that the prescription is compelling, you should need to arrange more later on. Open 9AM-3PM Mon to Sat and 9AM-1PM on Sat.
The National Library, Pedzoe Lam. Tel:+975 2 322-885 - houses an uncommon accumulation of Buddhist messages on the second floor, and there is a little choice of English books on Buddhism (for the most part gave from Taiwan) and on Bhutan on the principal floor. Open 9:30AM - 1PM and 2PM - 5PM Mon to Fri.
Jigme Dorji Wangchuk Public Library, Top end Norzin Lam (left side). This little library has a decent determination of English books, yet acknowledges gifts of prominent titles, particularly those on Buddhism and Bhutan.
At the point when in Thimphu, ensure you go to the nearby mail station. The neighborhood post office has an extensive accumulation of stamps which are kept available to be purchased. The unique component of the mail station is that you can get a postage stamp made with your very own photograph recorded on it and these stamps can be utilized for postage purposes too. The expense is ostensible which incorporate the estimation of stamp also.
'Mountain Echoes artistic celebration' (9-11 August 2013)
Thimphu Drupchen (religious function) 1-5 Oct 2011
Thimphu Tshechu (religious celebration) 6-8 Oct 2011
Bhutan's little populace implies interest for new and creative products is little. Essentially, Thimphu has three sorts of stores: apparel, craftsmanship and equipment. Between these, there is a little variety of stationery-cum-book shops and stores. Practically all stores stock similar products, so on the off chance that you can't locate the required things in the primary couple of stores it is commonly pointless to endure. Be that as it may, what the city needs in assortment, it sufficiently substitutes with benevolence. As the vendor illuminates you that the products you need are not accessible and can't be requested, you will unavoidably be confronting a warm and cordial grin.
Wheeling and dealing at visitor situated shops is normal, however the edge for markdown is little (except if you make a mass buy). Be that as it may, storekeepers are incredibly legitimate and there is little plausibility to be deceived or offered a swelled cost.
Know that most painstaking work sold in Thimphu are made in Nepal or other Himalayan zones. Special cases are fabric things, some thankas and products made of lemon grass oil. These are commonly made in Bhutan.
Indeed, you can convey liquor in Bhutan. In case you're considering conveying your very own standard from India/or your nation, I would exhort 'don't'. It's not restricted but rather you get any sort of liquor brand in Bhutan less expensive .