Thimphu the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan, and the surrounding valley is one of Bhutan’s dzongkhags and is home to approximately 100,000 inhabitants including the Royal family.Thimphu is considered as the most modern city in Bhutan having restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping centres. Thimphu the ideal location for visitors to break away from their tour itinerary to immerse themselves in the contemporary Bhutanese lifestyle. Lets go through the article and places to visit in Thimphu
Visit the Buddha Dordenma: This is the tallest sitting statue of Buddha in the world as it stands at 5.15m. This statue is unique as it has a collection of 1,25,000 images of Buddha on it. The statue is gold and bronze coloured, which makes it even more beautiful when the sun rays fall on it. It is illuminated every night which is a sight to behold. This statue is located at Kuensel Phodrang National Park.
Visit Wildlife Motithang Takin Preserve: Takin is an animal in Bhutan that looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. This preserve was created to house this endangered animal after the zoo that housed them discontinued. The dense forest will take you close to the wild species between Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
Try making Bhutanese paper: You can visit the Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory where Bhutanese paper is made out of daphne and dhekap trees. Instead of using the modern mechanisms, paper is made in a traditional way. Visitors are invited here to look at the paper making process and also allowed to try their hands at the same. This activity will not be costing you any charges. The factory remains open between Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 5pm.
Learn the art of weaving: You can visit the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan where you can learn weaving for just Rs.150. This is a contemporary building that is preserving its heritage and also promotes women empowerment by offering jobs to women in the field of weaving. On Monday to Friday you can visit this place anytime between 9am to 5pm.
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