Clock Tower Square
This is one of the most happening places in town, which is always bubbling with life. A huge amphitheater where concerts and performances take place , open for everyone to enjoy. You can simply sit here and watch the day turn into the night with your spouse. - Numerous pubs around the town like Mojo Park, Jimmy's Pub and The Zone are also must visit. Here you can enjoy good live music or Karaoke over drinks and food.
We booked a traveller through the host's contact and told him to take us to three places in Thimphu city.1. National Memorial Chorten: Also called as the Thimpu Chorten this place was inherent memory of the third ruler of Bhutan in the year 1974.This remembrance stupa called as the Thimpu Chorten is situated in the focal point of the city. It is a standout amongst the most conspicuous milestones in Thimpu and is known to be an image of world peace. Chorten essentially signifies "Brain of Buddha" and this national chorten has an astonishing engineering with various perplexing structures exhibit inside them. This structure is white in shading and has brilliant tower on the top. One can without much of a stretch recognize this structure from far away and this remaining parts to be a standout amongst the most notorious structures in Bhutan.
This is certainly most googled cafe of Bhutan, and almost lives up to the expectation. Its a place where you can find people of almost all nationalities sharing stories and books. Well its almost always crowded, and food is averagely yum.I ordered : Olive Pizza and Oolong Tea, A Carrot Cake too !!
According to me this one is definitely a diamond among the haystack!! A place amidst the crowded city of Thimphu,perched on a ridge above central Thimphu regularly hums with pilgrim activity. This 12th century temple is very famous among the locals parents who'd come with their new born children to seek blessings from the protector deity Tamdrin and to get auspicious names for the new borns.
Folk Heritage Museum Kawajangsa
Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, demonstrations and documentation of rural life. It has on display typical household objects, domestic tools and equipments that were used by rural families of that period.
Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory
The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory was established in 1990 to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho using traditional techniques that have been practiced for generations. The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne and Dhekap in the manufacture of the paper.
National Memorial Choten
The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities.