Things to do in Thimphu, Bhutan
A lot has been written about Bhutan as a country in past few days on our blog. From the itinerary to the things to know before you plan your trip to Bhutan, we tried to share all the relevant information possible. All said and done, we now bring to you the Things to do in Thimphu during your visit to Bhutan. The capital city Thimphu has a lot to offer when it comes to traveling exploring shopping and rejuvenating.
Here are a few loved spots which we could visit during our short yet sweet visit to the city:
Located right across the main market of Thimphu, this iconic Clock Tower Square draws its name from the 4 clock faces. It is located above the national football stadium and is surrounded by market, cafes and other shops all around. The clock tower square has a large courtyard in the front as is a good place for photography.
4. Buddha Point or Buddha Dordenma:
The Buddha Point is the first noticeable high point when you reach the Thimphu city. The Buddha Dordenma is one of the worlds largest Buddha statues, standing more than 160ft tall and is made of bronze and covered thinly with gold.
This place also is a home for more than 100 thousand smaller Buddha statues all made with bronze. The bird’s eye view of the Thimphu city from this place is magnificent and breathtaking. The drive to the Buddha point is steep and one needs to be careful especially while going uphill.
5. General Post Office:
What better can it be if you can send a postcard overseas to your home in this age of emails. Well, the wish is fulfilled at the General Post Office in Thimphu. This place has numerous postcards and stamps all promoting the tourist places in Bhutan.
You can also get your personalized stamps printed here by paying extra. The post office also has many other souvenirs to be taken from your trip to Bhutan. The highlight of the place was the Post Box placed right at the entrance taking you back to your childhood days.
There are various food joints in Thimphu which serve lip-smacking dishes. The wraps at Foodball in the main market or the buffet breakfast at Ariya Hotels are few such options. Ambient Cafe opposite to the clock tower is a cafe recommended highly for the banana waffle, humongous burgers and coffee. The coffee served at Ambient Cafe was one of the best we had in Bhutan.
Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
Motithang Takin Preserve
PS: This trip was sponsored for RoadtoTaste by RS Travels, Jaigaon and the experiences or views shared are solely of the author and is not influenced in any way.
To get your bookings done from RS Travels, you can check their website or connect with them on Facebook.
Liked it. Pin it.