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Thimphu: The Capital City

Elevation: 2320m, 7,610ft

Location: Western part of the country

Area: 1,819 sq. km

Distance from Paro: 65 km (1 hr 30 mins)

Population: 46,000

The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is a city with a blend of both modernity and ancient traditions. The cultures of the country are seen reflected in respect of religion, customs, national dress code, the monastic discipline of the monasteries, music, dance, literature, and the media.  The eastern mountains of the majestic Himalayan kingdom unfurl to the narrow heart of Wang valley, Thimphu.

The place got crowned as the capital of Bhutan in 1961 and currently, it is the most engaging Dzongkhag in the nation with various offices, shops, agencies, resorts, foreign travelers, and the maximum number population. Thimphu valley is home to around 110,000 inhabitants including the Royal Family of Bhutan and it is the most densely populated and modern city in the country.
The interesting feature of the city is, it is the only capital city in the world without any traffic lights and there are no billboard advertisements. It is just an hour’s drive from the Paro International Airport and it is one of the few cities in the country to be well equipped with ATM banking facilities it is a good idea to get some local currencies from here.

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Popular Attractions in Thimphu

Tashichho Dzong (the Fortress of Auspicious Religion) is located in the capital and it compromises the seat of the government as well as the monk body

Another picturesque fortress, Semtokha Dzong, stands on the magnificent hill across the road 6 km away from Thimphu. It is the oldest Dzong by the command 

Another pictorial destination in Thimphu is the Dochu-La pass, which is a 45-minute steep climb from Simtokha and is marked with a beautiful

An important historical landmark in Thimphu city is the National Memorial Chhorten. It was initially constructed by the revered Dungse Rinpoche.

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Popular Hotels & Accommodations in Thimphu

The Bhutan Suites is one of the most comfortable accommodation addresses for business clients. The hotel depicts an assimilation of modern city

The Druk Hotel Thimphu is one of the oldest hotels in the town and was instrumental in pioneering quaint accommodation in the Bhutanese hospitability industry

Hotel Pedling is ideally located for both business and leisure travelers, providing a perfect central point for your visit to Thimphu. Attractive guest rooms with Bhutanese architecture

The Thimphu towers offer decent accommodation option, whilst in Thimphu. Located in the heart of the city, admits the hustle and bustle of city activities, it offers easy access