Thimphu located at an altitude of 2334 (7658 feet) meter above sea level and considered to be the third highest capital city in terms of elevation is Bhutan’s capital city. It is the only capital city today in the world without traffic lights. Out of eight hundred thousand of Bhutan’s total population, around 15% resides in Thimphu, making it the most crowded city of the country; yet there is peace and serenity within this locality and scores of cultural sites to be explored.
Today we will dedicate our entire day exploring the most unique experience in and around Thimphu city.
8:30 AM: Depart from Clock tower square.
8:40 AM: Arrival at National Memorial stupa. We begin our day by visiting to Memorial stupa located at the heart of Thimphu city. It was built by in 1974 by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden in memory of her son, Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The choeten is today the spiritual nerve centre of the city.
9:20 AM: Buddha Statue. Our next stopover is at kuenselphodrang over looking Thimphu valley down below. At Kuenselphodrang is the world’s tallest Buddha statue sitting at a height of 169 feet.
10:30AM: Takin Reserve.
11:20 AM: Sangaygang. From takin reserve, our next destination is Sangaygang, from where one can have 180 degree view of Thimphu valley.
12:30 PM: Lunch and Thimphu city.
2 PM: Visit to National Museum
3 PM: Tashicho Dzong. Our final visit of the day will be the head quarter of Bhutan. Tashicho Dzong was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and enlarged in 1694 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay. It was entirely rebuilt under the command of Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1962. Today, the dzong is the seat of the central government, His Majesty the King’s office, and the summer residence of the Central Monastic Body.
4 PM: Departure from clock tower square.
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