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Memorial Chorten
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » Tourism

Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

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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.

Dochula Pass
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Tourism

Dochula, Bhutan

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Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimphu to Punakha where 108 memorial chortens or stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother.

Tashichho Dzong
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » Temple

Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

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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.

Taktsang Monastery
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Temple

Taktsang trail BT, Taktsang trail, Bhutan

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Taktshang Goemba or Tiger's Nest Monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan's most sacred religious sites. Taktshang Goemba hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons. Taktsang Monastery is one of thirteen Tiger's Nest caves in historical Tibet in which Padmasambhava practiced and taught Vajrayana.

Chimi Lhakhang
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Temple

Teoprongchu, Bhutan

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Chimi Lhakhang, also known as Chime Lhakhang or Monastery or temple, is a Buddhist monastery in Punakha District, Bhutan. Located near Lobesa, it stands on a round hillock and was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel, after the site was blessed by the "Divine Madman" the maverick saint Drukpa Kunley (1455–1529) who built a chorten on the site.

Chagri Dorjeden Monastery
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » Temple

21 Norzin Lam 2, Thimphu, Bhutan

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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.

Buddha Dordenma statue
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » Tourism

Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan

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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.

Thimphu, Bhutan
Bhutan » BTN
Place » City

Bhutan

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Bhutan is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas. The country has a population of over 754,000 and a territory of 38,394 square kilometers (14,824 sq mi). The largest city in Bhutan is the capital Thimphu.

Thimphu
Bhutan » Thimphu
Place » City

Bhutan

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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.

Punakha Dzong
Bhutan » BTN
Place » Tourism

Bhutan

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Punakha was the first capital of Bhutan and the country’s first king was crowned here in 1907. The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang, is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan.