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Prepare for a journey to Thimphu, the capital of the world's happiest country, Bhutan. Walk through the brightly colored traditional houses and explore the famous places with Thrillophilia's Thimphu group tours.

Admire the impressive 169-foot-tall statue of Lord Buddha at the Buddha Dordenma, at the top of a hill. You will be amazed by the views of the city from the top. Visit the Folk Heritage Museum, and take a look at the artifacts, and exhibitions about the heritage and culture. Enjoy the traditional dance performances, while in the museum campus.

Explore Tashichho Dzong, a historical fortress that's been the office of the nation's Government since the 1950s. You'd be amazed to know that it's a central secretariat, as well as a monastery. Experience the changing of the Guard Mounting Ceremony at 4 PM. Visit the Thimphu Chorten, built in honor of Bhutan's third king. Walk clockwise around the shrine and turn the prayer wheels to seek blessings.

You can visit Changangkha Lhakhang, Thimphu's oldest temple, located on the top of a hill. Locals bring their babies to the temple and receive blessed names from the lama. You'll always find Motithang Takin Preserve listed among all group tours for Thimphu. The preserve is home to the national animal, Takin, which is only found in Bhutan. Are you wondering why we have not mentioned Momos yet? Well, because it's not the only delicious item to taste at the best cafes in Thimphu. Along with Momos, you could also try Ema Datshi, another Bhutanese dish made using chili and spicy cheese.

Enjoy a variety of Thrillophilia's Thimphu group tour packages that include transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, accommodation, and tour guides. You could also choose to personalize your itinerary to add activities and attractions of your choice. We offer 24*7 customer support through a vast group of operators, coupled with great on-ground assistance. 

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Attractions

The National Memorial Chorten

Built in the memory of the third Druk Gyalpo (Head of Kingdom) of Bhutan, the National Memorial Chorten is devoted to World Peace and of the best places and it be part of your Bhutan tours. The Chorten started gaining popularity amongst the localities when various major Buddhist religious festivals started taking place at the Chorten and it is one of the best places to see in Thimphu Bhutan. The word “Chorten” literally translates to “Seat of Faith”, and the structure itself has become an important part of the Bhutanese culture. You can spot various Buddhists circumambulating around the Chorten all throughout the day. The Memorial also attracts a lot of tourists from around the world due to its architectural and deep connection with Bhutan’s rich culture.

Changangkha Lhakhang

Changangkha Lhakhang is a 800-year old temple, constructed in the 12th-century in Bhutan which is visited by a large number of locals daily. The Changangkha Lhakhang temple is entrenched profoundly into the native culture and levies and is a crucial part of the local community. There are magnificent prayer bells in the outer region of the temple scripted with black and gold manuscripts. Along with two beautifully embedded gigantic prayer wheels adds to the appearance of the temple and it is one of the best places to visit in Thimpu and it must be part of your Bhutan holiday packages.

Clock Tower Square

Located in the heart of Thimphu, the Clock Tower Square is amongst the popular tourist places to visit in Thimphu and you should this famous place in your Bhutan holiday packages. The Clock Tower consists of four clocks facing in four different directions. The tower resembles the Bhutanese architecture pattern of wood engraving. The tower has some beautifully carved patterns, flowers, paintings and much more. The eye-catching thing in the tower are the dragons facing each clock. The dragons are sacred to the culture of Bhutan and they represent the freedom of the kingdom, it offers an enriching experience for visitors, especially those on Bhutan tour packages.

National Library
National Library of Bhutan or NLB was established in 1967 and possesses a wide collection of 6100 Bhutanese and Tibetan books, xylographs and manuscripts as well as 9000 printing boards and wooden printing blocks for religious books. It has one of the largest holdings of Buddhist Literature in the entire world and it is one of the best places to visit in Thimpu.

It has a dedicated collection and promotes religious and cultural heritage of Bhutan in the form of ancient printed resources related to history, religion, traditions, and culture of Bhutan.

Highlights
: The building is two-storied with staff accommodations, administrative offices along with technical equipments like computers, microfilm section, separate room for wooden books and much more.

Located in: 
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.

Open from :
9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday) in March to October and 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in November to February and remains closed on government holidays and weekends. It is a complete representation of Buddha.

Thimphu City Reviews

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Ramya TR
Reviewed: 23 Apr 2024
5.0/5
I had a very good experience in my Bhutan trip with Thrillophilia. The guide, Tandin was knowledgeable, kind and helpful. He listened to all our requests and told us a lot of stories about the places we visited. He went above and beyond to make us comfortable and our trip memorable. Our driver, Rich... Read More
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Somia Singla
Reviewed: 29 May 2024
4.0/5
Bhutan Trip was overall very good. Although meals services were not upto the mark in some hotels. Staff was fully supportive. Bhutan is a good country to explore n experience. People are quite happy n helpful.
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Grishma Dholakia
Reviewed: 13 May 2024
5.0/5
We had a lovely experience with thrillophilia. On ground facilities were excellent and the guide and driver were very helpful and knowledgeable. Hotels were all upto the mark except udumwara resort which was good but can't be in 4 star catagory. They are very professional .
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Grishma Dholakia
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Suresh Minasbi Gmail Com
Reviewed: 01 Apr 2024
4.0/5
Keep it up.
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Archana Burman
Reviewed: 28 Mar 2024
4.0/5
Chele la pass was not covered although was in the itinerary, rest was all covered.
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Archana Burman
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Archana Burman
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Prakash Shankar Shinde
Reviewed: 12 May 2024
5.0/5
Location, food, guid,viewes, good
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