Thimphu

Thimphu

Serving as the home to 114,551 people, Thimphu (2334m above the sea level) is the capital and most populated district of Bhutan. The capital is a perfect paradigm of traditional and modern balance. From lavished resorts of traditional architect to local arts and craft market, from one of the biggest Buddha statues in the world to religious sites and fortress and clubs and cafes, Thimphu will not fail to amuse you.
From architecture, to food habits, to source of leisure and entertainment… you shall find yourself in another dimension of time. 
Here are some of things you shouldn’t miss in Thimphu.
Buddha Dordenma Statue
169 feet tall, the Statue of Buddha Dordenma surrounded by 125,000 miniature Buddhas is one of the tallest statues in the world. The statue was constructed in the year 2015 with an expenditure of 100 million to honor the 60th birthday of His Majesty The Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuk.

Tashichhodzong

Tashichhodzong, one of the oldest fortresses is serves as the seat of the Royal Government and the Central Monastic Body. Erected in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s, Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.

National Memorial Chorten

Built in 1974 in memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk who passed away in 1972, National Memorial Chorten nears the central market area with people constantly visiting to earn merits and offer prayers

The Handicraft Emporium

The Handicraft Emporium, like its name hosts all the masterpiece traditional products manufactured from the eastern part of the country. Located in the heart of the capital, National Women’s Association of Bhutan looks after the handicraft.

Semtokha Dzong

Built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Semtokha Dzong is located 5 km away from town. Also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang(Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras), the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies is located here. With over 300 finely worked slate carvings behind the prayer wheels in the courtyard, the dzong has amazingly survived in its complete century even after many centuries.

Well, these are just few mentions. There are more things for you to see in Thimphu.