Thimphu

Thimphu

Places to visit in Thimphu

– Buddha Point/ Kuensel Phodang – Is the largest Buddha statue in the country, from there you can get a good view of the Thimphu valley.

– Changangkha Lhakhang – it is right above Thimphu Valley, this temple and a monastic school was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo.

– Motithang Takin Preserve – houses the rare national animal of Bhutan. Takin is listed by the international   conservation agencies as a vulnerable species and it is a rare animal found only in Bhutan, Nepal and Burma.

– Traditional Medicine Institute – In Bhutan, equal emphasis is given to both allopathic and traditional medicines. The rich herbal medicines made up from medicinal plants are prepared and dispensed here.

– National Institute for Zorig Chusum – or the school of Arts and crafts is an institute where student undertake a six year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.

– Folk Heritage Museum – the house replicates a traditional farmhouse and is furnished as it would have been about a century ago.

– Weaving center, Changzamtog

– Bhutanese Paper factory and Overnight at hotel