Elevation 2,300m | Drive time 01 hours
Thimphu being the capital, it is most populace city in Bhutan, the Royal family and all government headquarters are concentrated in Thimphu. On the way we will visit Tamchhog Zam (Iron Bridge), the bridge is made of iron chain and the materials are from 15 century.
It is a monument is built in 1974 as the memory of the Third King of Bhutan and to World Peace.Visitors will find elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating the Chorten throughout the day.Chorten literally means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha’. The chorten is an extraordinary example of Buddhist architecture and artwork with its gorgeous paintings and intricate sculptures.The chorten is a large white structure crowned with a golden spire. It is located close to the center of Thimphu city and is one of its most iconic monuments.
It’s the home of Buddhist master Lam Nima, son of Phajo Drugom Zhipo. It’s one of the oldest temples in Thimphu where people around Thimphu valley visit to seek help and blessings from the local deity. From the temple we can enjoy the panoramic view of Thimphu city.
Trashi Chhoe Dzong
‘Fortress of glorious religion” constructed in 1641 and restored in 1960s. It’s the office of His Majesty the King and the secretariat, and houses two ministries and other offices.
The coronation of the present King took place in this fortress in 2008.
The Dzong is open for tourist only after 5:00 PM on working days and weekend it is open all day long.