Bhutan’s capital of Thimphu may be the only world capital without a traffic light, but the largest city in this remote Himalayan kingdom does boast some 5-star hotels, an increasing range of restaurants, and several nightclubs. What would you do for a weekend in Thimphu?
Jerome Oregan and Alison Dyer is a couple from South Africa. This is the first time they are visiting Bhutan. They sit near the Taa Dzong (which houses the Museum of Monarchy) in Trongsa and watch birds before they begin their tour of the Museum. Jerome and Alison are here for few days. Like them there are many tourists visiting the museum ever since it was started in 2008. It has become one of the popular tourist destinations in Trongsa.
Thimphu, with a population of about 104,214 people is the capital of Bhutan. Thimphu is also the biggest and the most cosmopolitant city in Bhutan. Besides many attractions, Thimphu is also famous for being one of two national capitals in Asia that does not have traffic lights (the other is Pyongyang, North Korea).
Trongsa lies smack in the center of the country. Due to this feature, in the olden days when Bhutan was made up of many smaller power holds, the one that controlled Trongsa was the most influential and thus considered the strongest.
Trongsa, in central Bhutan, is one of Bhutan’s most important historical towns. In the olden days, the one that controlled Trongsa, controlled the whole country.
Bumthang, considered by the Bhutanese as the spiritual heartland of Bhutan, has some of the most ancient and precious Buddhist sites. The age-old indegenious traditions are very much alive, and it is a unique example of original Himalayan culture which adds to the number of distinctive priceless assets of Bhutan. Bumthang is a must-vist destination if you have a week in Bhutan.
Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan with area of 2,067sq.km. Thimphu is also the name of the surrounding valley district. With a population of 104,214(2010), Thimphu Bhutan’s largest city. Thimphu is located at an altitude of 2320 m. / 7656 ft.
While tourists from all over the world visit Bhutan for cultural, environmental and other reasons, an old suspension bridge is the magnet that attract Indian tourists from the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to Jomotshangkha in Samdrup Jongkhar.
Popularly known as Bhairab Kunda, because of a lake at the edge of the rock where a Hindu Shiva Mandir temple stands today, tourists throng Jomotsangkha especially on the new year and other festive occasions. However, the lake has become history.