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Shvoong Home>Travel>Adventure Travel>Thimphu Valley Is One of Interesting Places to Visit in Bhutan Review

Thimphu Valley Is One of Interesting Places to Visit in Bhutan

Article Review   by:lalitMCA     Original Author: Lalit Kumar
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Bhutan is a small but one of the most beautiful countries around the world. It is located in southern region of Asian continent and surrounded by India, China, Nepal, and Bangladesh provinces. Buddhism is the major religion of the country and also considered as one of the few reaming centers of Buddhist religion and culture. Besides its religious importance the nation is also blessed by the wonderful hill peaks, rare collection of flora and fauna and several heritage sites as well. As with development in tourism facilities and infrastructure numbers of visitors in the country is continuously increasing. With all these wonderful tourist attractions and serene environment, the kingdom of Bhutan is emerging as a complete family holiday destination and attracts vacationers from all over the world.


There are many attractive places to see in Bhutan. Beautiful valleys, black and shiny hill peaks rivers and lakes are the prime element of appealing natural beauty of countryside. From its numerous wonderful tourist places, Thimphu is the capital city and most alluring tourist spot. The city is host of several beautiful sights, Buddhist monasteries and also center of popular handicraft culture of Bhutan. Besides all these wonderful attractions you can also enjoy adventures trekking in gorge of Thimphu. The valley offers several exciting trails to explore. Trekking is also one of the best ways to travel around the scenic natural beauty, several popular tourist attractions including old monasteries and some rare species of flora and fauna in and surroundings of the canyon.


Tashichho Dzong is a popular tourist attraction of Thimphu valley. It is the main secretariat building of Bhutan located at the center of Thimphu city. All the government offices, homes of all ministers, National Assembly Hall and office of King are sited in this large building.


Simtokha Dzong is oldest Dzong of the valley. It was built by the first king of Bhutan named Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel in the year 1627. It is located about 8 km away from the main city and regarded as the gateway of Thimphu Valley. The place is also known as the centre for spiritual studies and Buddhist culture.


Memorial Chorten is the memorial of Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk of Kingdom of Bhutan. It was made in 1974 in his memory after their death in year of 1972. This chorten preserves some very old and important spiritual paintings, images and carving related to the Buddhist religion and culture.


Beside these interning sights, there are lots of other wonderful places to visit in Bhutan sightseeing including Mini Zoo, Radio Tower, Textile Museum, National Library, Wood Craft and Painting School and many more. To enjoy the best of the country plan a vacation with any reputed Bhutan tour operator and embark on the journey of this beautiful rich cultural land.

You can tell us the number of days you want to tour Bhutan and accordingly we will get back to you with the best suitable Tour itinerary for you. Also,you can tell us your tour preferences like any activities eg. walks,treks or hikes you would want during the tour,or preferences regarding your place of choice in Bhutan.

Published: October 18, 2011   
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