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Last Updated: 08/05/2022

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Thimphu is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan, and the surrounding valley is one of Bhutan's dzongkhags, the Thimphu District. The ancient capital city of Punakha was replaced as capital by Thimphu in 1955, and in 1961 Thimphu was declared as the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan by the 3rd Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It had a population of 114,551 in 2017.

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Memorial Chorten
Place » Tourism

The Memorial Stupa, Thimphu, also known as the Thimphu Chorten, is a stupa (Dzongkha chöten, cheten) in Thimphu, Bhutan, located on Doeboom Lam in the southern-central part of the city near the main roundabout and Indian military hospital.

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Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Buddha Dordenma statue
Place » Tourism

Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The statue houses over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Great Buddha Dordenma itself, will be made of bronze and gilded in gold.

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Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan
Chagri Dorjeden Monastery
Place » Temple

Chari Dorjeden or Chari Monastery was the first monastery established in Bhutan by Chamgon Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1651) in 1620 when he was 27 years old. It is located 14km north of Thimphu city at the altitude of 2850 meters above the sea level.

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21 Norzin Lam 2, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tashichho Dzong
Place » Temple

Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress. In 1641 Zhabdrung built the Tashicho Dzong (Fortress of the auspicious religion) in place of the Dho Ngon (Blue stone) Dzong built by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa. In 1698, the dzong caught fire and was restored.

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Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

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