Thimphu Sightseeing - Early morning breakfast - Thimphu, is the capital and biggest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the surrounding valley is the Thimphu District situated at an average elevation of nearly 2400 meters - Sightseeing includes:
Buddha Point at Kuensel Podrang Park.
Here one can stop for a breath taking view of Thimphu city or start an independent meditation or begin a moderate hike around the Buddha tower temple.
The area offers spectacular views of the Thimphu valley below where a panic lunch would be an ideal option. On the way back, drive to Takin Zoo; meet the rare National animal of Bhutan.
Golden Throne of the King, Central Monastic body, government ministries and August National Assembly Hall.
The Memorial Chorten:
Join the Buddhist monks and laymen performing their daily ritual of turning the giant red wheels of Dharma at the splendor National Memorial Chorten with its shining golden finial dedicated to the third King of Bhutan.
National Library: Witness the largest book in the world and magnificent collection of books that articulates various schools of thought.
The Institute of Traditional Medicine:
An age old traditional Medicine Research and practice Institute that run parallel to modern allopathic treatment.
Centenary Farmer’s Market:
Country’s largest Farmer’s Market where farm produces from 20 districts flock togather to sell their products including organic vegetables and other eatables often found only in Bhutan.
Changlimithang National Studio:
A historic public stadium used for National events, celebrations and Bhutan’s coveted football ball and Archery Range.
Institution of Zorig Chusum:
Houses Painting School where students learn thirteen different Traditional Crafts including paper making, masonry, painting, sculpture, embroidery, wood crafting, gold & silver smithy and much more. Night halt at Thimphu.