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The Kingdom’s capital city is home to approximately 100,000 inhabitants including the Royal family. This bustling little city is the main centre of commerce, religion and government in the country. The juxtaposition of ancient tradition and modernity make Thimphu the ideal location for visitors to break away from their tour itinerary to immerse themselves in the contemporary Bhutanese lifestyle.

Thimphu is the most modern city in Bhutan with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping centres. However, it still retains its’ cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization. Thimphu is one of the few towns in Bhutan that have been equipped with ATM banking facilities and is a good place to stock up on some currency.

There are several attractions in Thimphu such as the National Post Office, the Clock Tower Square, the Motithang Takin Preserve, Tango and Chari Monasteries, Buddha Dordenma, National Memorial Chorten, Centenary Farmer’s Market, Semtokha Dzong to name a few. These form the most important tourist attractions in the capital city.

Attractions in Thimphu

Hotels in Thimphu

Name Category Ratings
Amankora luxury
Hotel Ariya luxury
Hotel Druk luxury
Hotel Osel luxury
Le Meridien luxury
Namgay Heritage luxury
Norkhil Boutique Hotel luxury
Ramada Valley luxury
Taj Tashi luxury
Terma Linca luxury
Bhutan Peaceful standard
Bhutan Suites standard
City Hotel standard
Dorji Elements standard
Gyelsa Boutique standard
Hotel Amodhara standard
Hotel Bhutan standard
Hotel Galingkha standard
Hotel Gakyil standard
Hotel Jumolhari standard
Hotel Migmar standard
Hotel Norbuling standard
Hotel Phuntsho Pelri standard
Hotel Riverview standard
Hotel Tashi Yoedling standard
Hotel Thimphu Tower standard
Hotel Wangchuk standard
Hotel White Tara standard
Jambayang Resort standard
Khang Residency standard
Tara Phendeyling Hotel standard

Restaurants Thimphu

Local Restaurant Food
Babesa Village Restaurant
Benez Restaurant
Bhutan Kitchen
Chha Bistro
Cousin Restaurant
Edelweiss Restaurant
Folk Heritage restaurant
Fu Lu Shu Restaurant
Karma’s coffee
Lemongrass Restaurant
Phuensum Restaurant
Simply Bhutan Restaurant
Season’s Pizzeria
The Bhutanese
Upstairs restaurant
Zombala Restaurant