Day 4 : Full day Thimphu Sightseeing - Night Stay
After done with your breakfast , we will start our day with local sightseeing & evening scroll in market and night stay.
With extensive collection of Buddhist literature mostly block-printed format, the library contains works of several hundred years old literary treasures of Bhutan. It also has a small collection of foreign books. The library has texts relevant to Mahayana Buddhism and a rich collection of lithographs from whence scriptures and prayer flags were printed in the old days. The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient dzongkha and Tibetan texts. This library building was built in 2001.The world’s biggest published book is also in this library. Bhutan, the book weighs 68 kilograms and is over two meters tall.
Changangkha Lhakhang:Situated on a small hill overlooking the Thimphu valley the monastery was built in the 13th century by Lam Phajo Dugom Zhigpo. Children born in Thimphu are taken to this temple because it is considered the spiritual home of the children born in Chang valley.Names such as Tandin Sonam are given from this temple to new born babies taken for blessings from the protector deity Tamdrin.The central statue in the temple is Avaloketesvara, Buddha of compassion, in his manifestation with 11 heads, a thousand hands and eyes; it is built with bronze and plated with gold.
Painting school: It’s a non profitable organization established by government to encourage the youth into the unique arts and crafts.
Sangayang View point (Telecom Tower):Theirs is a wonderful view of thimphu valley from the hillside below the telecommunication tower ,elevation (2685m) high above the tower at the end of the road that branches off from the approach to the youth centre.The complex also houses the board casting studio of Bhutan television. Don’t photograph the telecommunication installation ,but the valley is worth a few snaps .The valley is known as Sangayang and its become the lover’s lane late at night.
Takin Preserve :The Preserve houses the Takin is Unique ,endanger species is found in Bhutan ,Nepal ,China and Bhutan has chosen it as a national animal due to its significance in religion and cultural history.
National Institute of Traditional Medicine:Bhutan although modernized with the time still emphasized on traditional medicine.There are some people who still prefer traditional medicine over time.The traditional medicine is popular among local and some foreigner.
Bhutan Postal Museum :The Museum’s main objective is to tell the story about Bhutan development and progress in the 21st century especially in the communications and the postal system of the country .It is the heaven for stamps collectors.the Postal Museum comprises of 5 galleries.It is the worth a visit if you are around in town.there is also a café just in entrance.