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Thimphu

Thimphu became the capital of Bhutan in 1961. The city is located in the heart of the Wang Valley and is the most happening place in the whole of the country. All the head offices of the various government ministries and agencies are located here.

Major sights

  • Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang)
  • Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Cheri Monastery
  • Folk Heritage Museum
  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Institute for Zorig Chusum (Painting School)
  • National Institute of Traditional Medicine
  • National Library
  • National Memorial Chorten
  • Pangri Zampa Lhakhang and Astrology Center
  • Paper Factory
  • Phajoding Monastery
  • Royal Goldsmith Workshop
  • Semtokha Dzong
  • Sangaygang/BBS Tower/Motithang Takin Sanctuary
  • Tango Monastery
  • Tashichhodzong
  • Thangton Dewachen Nunnery (Zilukha Nunnery)
  • Weekend Market

Hotels - Standard

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  • Tashi Yoedling Hotel
  • Hotel Norbuling
  • Hotel Amodhara
  • Peaceful Resort
  • Jamabayang Resort
  • Hotel Wangchuk
  • Hotel Riverview
  • Hotel Phuntsho Pelri
  • Hotel Pedling
  • Hotel Migmar
  • Hotel Kisa
  • Hotel Jumolhari
  • Hotel Galingkha

Hotels - Luxury

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  • Terma Linca
  • Tashi Taj
  • Namgay Heritage Hotel
  • Khang Residency
  • Hotel Druk
  • Amankora Thimphu

Restaurants

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  • Bhutan Orchid Restaurant
  • Mystic Taste Restaurant
  • Folk Heritage Restaurant
  • Swiss Bakery
  • Season’s Pizzeria
  • Plum’s Café
  • Karma’s Coffee
  • Palden Roastery
  • Baan Thai Restaurant
  • The Bhutanese
  • Upstairs Restaurant
  • Relish Restaurant
  • Bhutan Kitchen