About Thimpu

Thimpu is the capital and largest and only city of the Kingdom of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the surrounding valley is one of Bhutan's dzongkhags, the Thimphu District. It’s a bustling town on the banks of the Thimphu Chu and is set gloriously in the hills of Thimphu valley. Thimphu is home to the revered Bhutanese Royal Family, the Royal Govt. and Judiciary, and to several foreign missions and development projects. Thimphu is the most modern city in Bhutan with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs, and shopping centers, however, it still retains its’ cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization.
Paro Taktsang

Paro Taktsang is a sacred mountainside monastery with an ornately designed temple with art and legendary meditation caves.
Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong is a sizable Buddhist monastery and fortress with many shrines, flower gardens, and city views.
Gangteng Monastery

Gangteng Monastery was established in 1613 and this Nyingmapa Buddhist monastery is the only one west of the Black Mountains.
Rinpung Dzong

Rinpung Dzong is a Buddhist fortress featuring several shrines, chapels, wall paintings, and grand architecture.
Drukgyal Dzong

Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest.
Simply Bhutan

Simply Bhutan is a museum resembling a Bhutanese village, featuring traditional cuisine, demonstrations, and performances.
Folk Heritage Museum

The Folk Heritage Museum or Phelchey Toenkhyim is a museum in Thimphu, Thimphu District, Bhutan.
Bhutan Textile Museum

Bhutan Textile Museum or the National Textile Museum is a national textiles museum in Thimphu, Bhutan, located near the National Library of Bhutan. It is operated by the National Commission.
Simtokha Dzong

Simtokha Dzong is a 17th-century fortress & monastery featuring many ornate carvings and chapels with colorful murals.
Buddha Dordenma Statue

Buddha Dordenma Statue is a towering Buddha statue overlooking the valley perched above a temple filled with art and exhibits.
Memorial Chorten

Memorial Chorten is an iconic Buddhist stupa featuring a gilded spire, a vase-shaped upper story, and four ornate portals.
Changangkha Lhakhang

Changangkha Lhakhang is a vibrant Buddhist temple offering sweeping views, an annual festival, and spinning prayer wheels.
Motithang Takin Preserve

Motithang Takin Preserve is a wildlife reserve with trails is home to takin, an antelope-goat which is the national animal.

Kuenselphodrang is a scenic paved lookout point on the site of a former palace, with mountain and valley views.
Phajoding Monastery

Phajoding Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Bhutan. Phajoding Monastery is a 3-hour hike from the nearest road and is located above Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. It was once one of the richest.
Best Time To Visit Thimpu

Bhutan’s capital sits in a valley, and the lower altitude means that Thimpu has a subtropical highland climate. In summer, from June to August when temperatures reach maximums around 25°C though heavy rains at this time of year peak in July at 15 inches, which can cause landslides and road closures. Winter from December to February sees cold nights with occasional snowfall, but days reach around 14°C. The most popular times to travel are spring from March and April and autumn from October to November when days are mild and there is little rainfall. One of Bhutan’s most popular festivals is held in Thimpu in autumn.

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