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Changangkha Lhakhang

Changangkha Lhakhang (Changangkha Lhakhang Footpath, near Thegchhen Lam, Thimphu) – built in the 12th century, this fortress-like monastery is a favored sightseeing spot in the capital. Perched on a ridge beside Motithang Takin Preserve Changangkha Lhakhang, this monastery is divided into three parts. The first part is dedicated to those who have devoted their lives … Continue reading Changangkha Lhakhang

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Buddha Dordenma Statue

Buddha Dordenma Statue (Kuenselphodrand National Park, Thimphu) — this statue is famous for more reasons than one! It is not only the tallest sitting statue of Buddha in the world at 5.15 meters in height, but is actually a collection of 125,000 images of Buddha on the statue. The massive statue is bronze and golden … Continue reading Buddha Dordenma Statue

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Black Necked Crane Festival

Black Necked Crane Festival (Gangtey Goenpa, Phobjikha) – located three hours (129 km) east of Thimphu, this festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird which becomes an inseparable part in their daily lives during the winter months. The annual black necked crane festival … Continue reading Black Necked Crane Festival

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Changlam Plaza

Changlam Plaza (Chang Lam, Thimphu) – just a short walk away from Barz Brothers bar, this is one of the few multi-level shopping centers that exist in the capital. No international big name retailers here, just various shops selling “Made in China” merchandise (everything from apparel to toys). Along with that, there are a few … Continue reading Changlam Plaza

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Barz Brothers

Barz Brothers (Changlam Square, Thimphu) – the owners of this bar & restaurant are obvious rock music fans. The bar’s walls are adorned with guitars and photos of rock icons from the 60s (like Jim Morrison of The Doors), to 80s pop stars Madonna and George Michael, as well as hip hop legends Notorious BIG … Continue reading Barz Brothers

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Ambient Café

Ambient Café (Nordzim Lam, opposite Druk PNB Bank, Thimphu) – this restaurant, located at the capital’s main street (Nordzim Lam) is a popular gathering place for tourists and expats (nicknamed “Chilips” among the locals). This trendy and modernly-decorated restaurant serves light international dishes (including vegan options), along with coffee, juices and breakfast foods. The atmosphere … Continue reading Ambient Café

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Car Rentals

Car Rentals – the following car rental agencies cover the Thimphu (capital) area: Bhutan Car Rental: +975 77 22 22 29 Bhutan JYW Car Rental: +975 77 66 77 00 Wind Horse Tours: +975 2 326 026  

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Bhutan Postal Museum

Bhutan Postal Museum (GPO, Chang Lam, Thimphu) – opened in 2015, this museum tells the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the evolution of communications and postal system in the country. The story is told through anecdotes, artifacts and the rich assortment of stamps the country has produced over the years. You can make … Continue reading Bhutan Postal Museum

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About Bhutan

The central Asian country of Bhutan is located in the eastern Himalaya Mountains and surrounded by Tibetan China to the north, India and Tibet to its west, and India to its east and south. Bhutan is one of Asia’s landlocked countries, and has been united under Buddhist rule since the 17th century. The country may … Continue reading About Bhutan