Places To Visit in Bhutan
Bhutan, a small nation nestling on Himalayas eastern edge is popularly known for its monasteries (building occupied by community of monks living under religious vows), fortresses (a military stronghold) and picturesque landscapes. Combo of landscapes and mountains takes our breath from land to clouds. Here forests covers 3/4th part of whole country. Despite, being not a rich country it ranks on top of Human Happiness Index.
I believe, if someone loves beauty of landscapes, greenery and want to feel true atmosphere then truly he should visit Bhutan.
The places where one can explore in Bhutan have described below.
Thimphu is capital city of Bhutan located at an altitude range of 7375 feet to 8688 feet, surrounded by high hills. This high altitude located city gives glorious high ground level view.
Places to visit in Thimphu are:
Great Buddha dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in mountains of Bhutan.
Statue is 54 metres tall, made up of bronze.
It is dedicated to bring peace and prosperity in the world.
Timing to visit: 9:00 AM TO 5 :00 PM
It is a Buddhist monastery. It is located on the northern side of the city. The Dzong serves as the administrative headquarter of Bhutan. The premises inside which it is located is quite picturesque. Evening flag ceremony wherein the national flag is taken down amidst prayer and salutes is watchable.
Timings to visit: 9:00AM TO 4:00PM
And 5:30PM To 6:00PM.
National Memorial Chorten
The memorial stupa is also known as Thimphu chorten. The stupa was built in 1974 to honour the third Druk Gyalpo jigme dorji wangchuck (1928-1972)
Timings to visit: 9:00AM TO 5:00 PM
Motithang Takin Preserve
Takin is national animal of Bhutan.
Takins have little economic value; they help in traditional medicinal use and are of keen interest to some trekkers. It is located in the Motithang district of Thimphu.
Timing to visit: 9:00AM TO 5:00PM