Thimphu – capital city of Bhutan
Bhutan’s capital city of Thimphu is a fascinating blend of the old and the new modernanity. The Kingdom’s capital city is home to approximately 100,000 inhabitants including the Royal family. Thimphu’s most striking visual landmark is the magnificent Tashichhodzong (fortress of Glorious Religion), the seat of His Majesty and Central Monastic Body. Semtokha Dzong, 6km south from the city, is the country’s oldest Dzong and now used as the language and cultural studies school of Bhutan.
A number of institutions in Thimphu such as the Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, the School of 13 arts and crafts and the Institute of Traditional Medicine offer visitors a fantastic insight into Bhutanese culture. Other attractions include the National Memorial Chorten, the 51.5 metre high Buddha Dordenma Statue in the world, the Handicrafts Emporium, the National Library (housing a rare collection of Buddhist scriptures) and the lively weekend market. Towards the north of the city, the capital had to offer you, one of the renown Buddhist University Tango University of Buddhist Studies and Chari Medication Centre world renown centre.