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World Bhutan Western Zone Thimphu

Thimphu

Type of Destination
Hill-station, Historical, Heritage, Trekking, Scenic, Adventure
Languages Spoken
Dzongkha, Nepali and English
Thimphu Altitude
2311m

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Western Zone Thimphu

About Thimphu

With an incredible amount of scenery, Thimphu is considered as one of the best places to visit if someone is looking for an unperturbed and rejuvenating holidays as it offers  an extremely clam atmosphere,  a closer to nature with its bright green forests, colorful prayer flags and ever happy locals. 

Referred as the capital city of one of the most alluring places in Asia, Bhutan, is also the nation’s largest city with a population of around 100,000. Situated in the western central part of Bhutan, this bustling little city is the main centre of commerce, religion and government in the country, residence of Royal family and the only capital city in the world with no traffic lights.  The city became the capital city in 1961, and fully reflects the culture of Bhutan in respect of literature, customs, religion, and the monastic practices of the monasteries, music, and dance. 

People who are an ardent lover of peace and solitude will definitely love Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.  Situated in the west-central part of Bhutan, it has a diversity of culture and literature. Tshechu- the auspicious festival of Thimphu is a four day festival celebrated by performing mask dances (known as Cham dances). 

Major attraction of Thimphu includes Trashi Chhoe Dzong (or famously known as Thimphu Dzong), the Thimphu Chorten, The National Folk Heritage museum and the Royal Botanical Garden. Also, The Authentic Bhutanesse Crafts bazzar situated in its centre is like an open window of the art and craft of this Himalayan kingdom. All you could say is, this city is an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions.

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