The Glimpses of Bhutan Tour is wonderful experience in exploring various interesting facts about the country itself and its superb capital â€“ Thimphu.
Most of the world travellers who make Bhutan Tour undergo through the experiences of magical legends, breath-taking scenery, unspoiled land, uniquely crafted architecture and probably the gentlest people on earth. In making Bhutan Cultural Tour, travelers will be at such place where the true meaning of cultural authenticity blossom. Governed in isolation for centuries, it is a world in its own guarded from modernization and uncontrolled tourism.
In a dream to see the deeper folds of Bhutanese age-old culture, why not embark for Bhutan Insight Tour and get the dreams come true in visiting Thimphu, the capital of mysterious country. Thimphu is situated at a height of over 7600 feet on a hillside in a fertile valley on the banks of the Thimphu Chhu River.
Dzong:Tashicho Dzong, the main secretariat building,
houses the main government departments, all the Ministries, the National
Assembly Hall, the office of the King and the Throne Room and summer
headquarters of the Central Monastic Body. It is also the summer residence of
the monk body and the religious chief, the Je Khempo. This dzong was first
built in 1661, and dominates the town of Thimphu. Except the central keep,
the entire structure was rebuilt in 1961-62. In the National Assembly Hall,
there is the two-storey high statue of Lord Buddha, wall paintings which
depicts the twelve stages of Buddhahood and columns of Kanju
and Tenju that depicts the supremacy of religion over politics. The yearly
Thimphu Festival is held in the courtyard directly in front of the National
Assembly Hall. The two largest Thankas are housed in the Uchi, the tall
citadel-type temple in the middle of two courtyards. These thankas are
displayed to the public only once in 25 years. During the renovation of
Tashicho Dzong, the Uchi was left undisturbed.
Simtokha Dzong:The Simtokha Dzong is situated on a lofty ridge, about 8 kms from Thimphu. This dzong was built in 1627 by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel, the first king of Bhutan. This dzong is the oldest Dzong in Thimphu and gateway to the Thimphu Valley. This dzong still enjoys the strategic importance as it did in 1627. The Dzong houses Rigney School for Dzongkha and monastic studies. There are beautiful frescos and slate carvings in Simtokha.
Streets of Thimphu:The most enjoyable experience of being in Thimphu is to taking strolls around the streets here. Weekend markets of Thimphu sell everything under the sun that is being created in Bhutan. Hordes of villagers sell vegetables, newspapers, red chillies, traditional Bhutanese masks, and carpets.
Stupa:The stupa-styled monument is also situated in Thimphu. This monument is dedicated to the late King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside the stupa provide a rare insight into Buddhist philosophy.
Other Attractions:Other important attractions in the city include the new National Library, the High Court, the Royal Bhutan Golf Course,Convention Centre, the School of Arts and Crafts, the Weekend market, the Changlimithang Stadium, and the National Institute of Traditional Medicine.