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Elevation 2320m.

Visit Trashichhodzong, built as the symbol of the Capital.
Spectacular views of Thimphu valley from the Telecoms Tower
Exploring the shops along Norzin Lam, Thimphuís main street.
A hike up to either Tango or Cheri Monastery.
The weekend market (farmer's market).
Memorial Chorten
School of Arts and Crafts
National Library
National Institute of Traditional Medicine
Zangto Pelri Lhakhang (Temple)
Mini Zoo to see the National Animal of Bhutan 'TAKIN'
Changangkha Lhakhang (Temple)
Handicrafts Shoppings.

Thimphu has been the Capital of Bhutan since 1955 and lies at an altitude of about 7,600 ft.

Once a small rural settlement, today it is home to about 50,000 people. Bhutan's administrative and religious center Tashichhodzong, on the banks of the Wang Chu, houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan, Government Ministries, the nation's largest monastery and headquarters of His Holiness the Je Khenpo (Head of the Monastic Body) and the monk body. The National Assembly hall is located in a new building across the river. Next to the Dzong is Bhutan's only golf course.

Bhutan's National Library, National Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, Institute of Zorig Chosum, National Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong, Changangkha Lhakhang and National Institute of Traditional Medicine and Zangtopelri are other places of interest in Thimphu.

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PO. Box 1419, Thimphu, Bhutan
Tel: 975-2-326818, 325743, 329116 and Fax : 975-2-326818