Major Tourist Attractions in Thimphu, Bhutan
TThimphu is the capital of Bhutan and is a winning blend of the old charm and easeful modernity.
- Book a visit to the Junghi Handmade Paper Factory and watch the workers in action as they manufacture paper the traditional way. You can also manufacture your own paper product and take it home as a souvenir.
- Watch the human traffic light control the traffic with his gloved hands in an expert manner as he stands in the avenue and regulates the traffic. The people of Bhutan found the red flashing light of the traffic lights annoying hence they found their own quirky solution to it.
- Buddha Dordenma is a 51meter tall statue of Buddha that sits at the entrance of Thimphu in the Kuenselphodrang Nature Park. It is destined to become one of the tallest effigies upon completion, with more than 1,000 miniature effigies of Buddha fitted inside the original structure
The Best Of Things that cannot be missed here
Perhaps the less visited location that certainly deserves your attention is the Zorig Chusum that aimed to keep the thirteen traditional Buddhist art forms alive. The practice of bamboo carving, weaving, embroidery, leatherwork, masonry, paper making, casting, metal work, carpentry, hand-painting, gold, and silver work are the art forms that are meticulously taught to everyone who walks in, especially the young children. You can watch them work, practice and hone their skills, and you can buy their works as souvenirs as well, which really are results of impressive craftsmanship.