Simply Bhutan (GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu) — this is a living museum, which will take you the closest to the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle, is amongst the best things to do in Thimphu. This museum provides a great educational tour for those who want to understand the simple lives of the happiest people in the world!
Here, you can learn how to make arak (the local alcohol), take pictures in traditional Bhutanese clothing, buy souvenirs, and attempt archery. One should not miss tasting the local food here. Admission: Nu. 300 (Nu. 100 for those wearing traditional Bhutanese clothes). Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (daily); 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (Nov. 16 – Feb. 15).