The capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu is becoming a major tourist hub in Asia. With many places to explore, Thimphu offers the never-ending 'wanderer' vibe. Bhutan is a nation where one would find sacred places of Buddhism in large numbers. There are many locations to visit in the capital town of Thimphu that portray the rich heritage of Buddha and among them, Thimphu Chorten, Tango Goemba and Dechen Phodrang are the best ones. These spots have a lot of things to offer to their visitors. From the beautiful shrines to the serene and picturesque landscapes, one can get indulge in the richness of Thimphu. 

Also, there are many
tourist places in Thimphu that reflect the modern civilization and culture of Bhutan. To feel and emberse in the contemporary vibe of Thimphu, one should visit Clock Tower Square, Deer Park, and Simply Bhutan.

The himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is mingled with locations that will make you awestruck. Here are some places that you may not want to miss in your trip to Bhutan.

Here are the best places to visit in Thimphu:

Tashichho Dzong
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Tashichho Dzong is a gorgeous Buddhist monastery and fortress on the bank of the Wang Chu river in the northern edge of Thimphu city in Bhutan. In Bhutanese language the Dzong refers to a“Fortress” and every district in the country is blessed with this unique architecture.

Tashichho Dzong is decorated with an illustrious history, glorifying architecture, and peaceful atmosphere. Tashichho Dzong is one of the prime places to visit in the capital city of Bhutan. The  Tashichho Dzong is one of the most beautiful dzongs to have graced Bhutan. 

Also famous by the moniker “Thimphu Dzong”, this elaborate structure takes you back in time. Located beside the Wangchu River, it looks like an attractive painting out of a textbook. The impressive structure is in its full glory all throughout the spring season, when all the blossoms decorate the entire place.

This serene palace also houses a monastery and temple. Currently, it also acts as the chief administrative building, housing the Bhutanese government. Offices of other departments are set across the building. The Dzong also serves as the summer residence of His Holiness who also is the Chief Abbot of the Religious Body.

With so much to uncover within its perimeter we are sure that a visit to this place will be a rewarding experience, that you will treasure forever.
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Buddha Dordenma
One of the largest Buddha statues in the world, Buddha Dordenma is a masterpiece of architectural wonder. The massive bronze statue is more than 50 meters in height and is gilded in gold. Apart from this it also houses 125,000 other Buddha statues that are placed surrounding the Buddha Dordenma statue. Sitting royally atop a great meditation hall, this Buddha statue exudes peace and tranquillity.

The project has been believed to be prophesized as early as eight century in a sacred treasure kept by Guru Padmasambhava. It is a representation of manifestation of human faith and everlasting peace and happiness for all human beings.

Location
: The Statue is on top of a mount in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and marks the southern entrance to the valley of Thimphu.

Best time/season
: The early morning light makes it best for clicking photographs and enjoying the beauty.

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Thimphu
Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan is one of the culturally rich places that is a must see when you are in Bhutan.

Highlights: It is a charming capital city that is nestled in the Himalayas with the magnificent sites of the Chuu River which passes through it. Interestingly, this is also the only city in the world that has no traffic lights. The city has very well retained its old world culture and charm as the modern development here is very intricately monitored. The new buildings here can be built only in the Bhutanese style and only up to a certain height. You can take the Last Shangrila Tour to explore the renowned landmarks of the capital. Some top attractions here include the National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong and Motithang Takin Preserve.

Location: Thimphu is located in the constricted and the linear valley of the River Raidak which is often called as the Thimphu river.

Timings: Open round the year

Pricing: Entry is free.
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Druk Path Trek

Are you among those who love to wander among the mountains? If yes, this place will take your heart away.

Druk Path Trek takes you through some amazing landscapes and rich flora. It is the most popular trek in Bhutan. The journey of this trek is mesmerizing as it passes through the gorgeous blue pine forests, unsullied lakes and mountainous ridges. Druk Path trek offers some mind-blowing sights of Mt. Gangkar Puensum, the tallest unscaled peak of the planet. 

The trek is among the easiest trek in Bhutan and is the perfect trek for beginners. Fall in love with the beauty of nature and snow-clad Himalaya mountains and explore the unexplored.

Location: Between the cities of Paro and Thimphu

Price: Rs. 52,000 - Rs..61,000

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18 November 2015
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Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek was a great experience. It passes by picturesque lakes, Alpine meadows and villages set to a backdrop of magnificent mountainous landscapes. The experience was amazing and brilliant. We had a really great trek. It was sheer brilliance.
16 August 2015
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The trekking experience was great. I had a really nice trek here. It was an inexpensive and a really nice trek. I had a great time.
10 October 2015
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Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is something that every trekker must take in his life. It is so poignant and brilliant. I totally loved this. WOW can be an understatement. The crystal clear, poignant lakes just give me goosebumps. The pristine lakes are so beautiful that you will forget yourself here. The trek is difficult, but nevertheless it is an amazing and a beautiful experience to say the least. I totally loved this trek and I just still can’t get enough of this trek. The experience would not have been this nice if the planning was bad. Special cheers to the team for handling the organization and planning of this tour in such a beautiful manner. If you are planning to have heartfelt trek, then look no further than here.
This was a 6 day trek. It was so amazing to see the beautiful snow capped mountains with the lake. It was an unforgettable experience.
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I loved the whole trek , nice arrangements and well managed trip
15 October 2019
Excellent
Me and my friends visited Bhutan this May. We took the flight from Kathmandu to Paro, it took us only an hour and we enjoyed the magnificent view over the highest mountains of Himalayas and the top of the world mount Everest. The great thing was that our programme was made in a way that the sightseeing of the historical places started the same day we landed. We had wonderful and caring guide Bijay who was telling the facts and stories in very detail. All the hotel were excellent quality and staff was helpful in every possible way. The food was so delicious, and we had possibility to choose which cuisine we want to try from locally grown organic foods to more western food. Our advice to try Bhutanese local beer that is really good. Also, it was nice experience to have hot stone bath after a long day-trek to Tiger Nest. I had really wonderful Six days in Bhutan and I can recommend Thrillophilia to everyone wishing to visit Bhutan.
15 October 2019
Excellent
I only had a few days to visit Bhutan. But I couldn't leave South Asia without at least seeing the storied kingdom. I had seen the architecture in photos, but the magnitude of the buildings in the scenery in which they sit is stunning! Thrillophilia made everything so easy. They created an itinerary, reservations and transportation quickly and efficiently. I felt like I was welcomed at the airport by a friend. I had some special requests that they were happy to arrange; even though no one had asked to do these things before. And they even changed the itinerary during the tour per my special request. I don't suggest making their lives more difficult like I did, but truly, I am so happy that I could be accommodated. Lodging was great, food was excellent, and the guide, along with the driver made it a trip to remember. I highly recommend Thrillophilia to anyone interested in exploring the Kingdom of Bhutan.
13 September 2019
Excellent
We had so much fun on this bike trip from India to Bhutan. This a great trip organised by Thrillophilia for bike trip enthusiasts. All the requirements were well taken care of and the tour was well organised. The route is extremely beautiful and a group activity as it was, made it all the more amazing. A lifetime cherishable memory!!
13 September 2019
Excellent
Very well planned trip and itinerary. Our group leader was very good in managing the itinerary during the 9 days. We had enough time to see the major attractions of Bhutan and enjoy the ride of bullet with beautiful views. Group was amazing and very friendly and I had made a lot new rider friends.
13 September 2019
Excellent
Roads were good with amazing views and landscapes. Bhutan is a county filled with full of natural beauty. Accommodation during the trip was ok and food was very good. After Ladakh this was second long bike ride adventure and bike trip to Bhutan will remain in my memories for forever. Thanks to team Thrillophilia and our group captain.

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