Have not made up your mind yet? But the temptation is too hard to resist. Then do not stop yourself to see the pretty mountains and pretty people! So, going to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan? The Himalayan kingdom of Happiness, a nation of simplicity, smiles and stunning architecture.
No traffic signals. Marvelous, colourful architecture with dainty windows. Men wearing long skirts, indulging in archery and dancing in joy! Almost it is like a fairy tale!
While there are certain absolute must-dos in Thimphu, there are some experiences which you might never forget after leaving Thimphu.
Thimphu travel guide with the unmatchable experiences!
Local fare at the morning farmer’s market:
From local vegetables to grains, the farmer’s market has it all. If you love shopping for groceries from local markets, then you must once take a stroll in this market.
Pray at the National Memorial Chorten:
You can watch faith and spirituality in different forms at National Memorial Chorten. Here young and old people both come together and take 108 rounds of this Chorten to take blessings from Buddha.
Buddha Point for views and more:
The Golden Buddha glistening in the sun can be seen from almost any part of Thimphu. Perched on a hill, this 51-meter tall statue of Buddha stands overlooking Thimphu as if blessing it.
Catch a cultural performance:
Witness the local song and dance of Bhutan. You can just settle in and enjoy some masked dances. Also, sing along with the Bhutanese songs and dance away with the locals.
Date with the Takins at Motithang Takin Preserve:
A Takin is similar to a hybrid of a cow and a goat and is also the national animal of Bhutan. This is the place where you can find them strolling or resting around in a wide green field.
Bhutanese traditions at Folk Heritage Museum:
If you want to know more about Bhutanese traditions and culture, you can surely walk towards the Folk Heritage Museum and understand the specialty of the Bhutanese household.
Take a stroll in the Clock Tower Area:
Take a walk around the Clock Tower Area, visit the markets, indulge in a local meal, and watch some amazing performances with locals sipping Butter tea. The taste of Thimphu will be with you for a long time.
Have you been to Thimphu? Which is your favourite memory? Share with us your experiences!