Thimpu

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Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan, has a colourful weekend market and quirky shops, museums and landmarks like the National Memorial Chorten, built by the third king His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuc. You see National Assembly of Bhutan, Gyelyong Tshokhang, Thimphu.

Paro Airport seen on flight from Mumbai, India to Paro, Bhutan on Druk Air flight. . This small city was established as the capital in 1961 and is famous for being the only capital in the world without traffic lights!

At Hotel Taj Tashi, Thimpu. Bhutan - the land of the thunder dragon is also a land from a different time. Steeped in tradition and culture the only way to truly appreciate it is by visiting it.

Memorial Chorten, Chhoten Lam, Thimphu. "The land of the Thunder Dragon" - Druk Yul, as its called in Tibetian is indeed, the Last Shangrila protected by the mighty Himalayas from the rest of the world.

Memorial Chorten, Chhoten Lam. Bhutan is only country where the Monarch rule is still in existence and the Kingdom is blissfully untouched.

Prayers offered at Memorial Chorten, Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu.

Buddha Dordenma, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu. Hidden in the Eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet and as big as Switzerland, but sparsely populated, Bhutan is as pristine as it gets.

Beautiful hand crafted painted wood-masks made by an artist sitting outside the National Library and Archives and Foreign Language Library Block of Bhutan at Thimphu.

National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Dept of Human Resources, Thimphu, Bhutan. Commonly known as ''the painting school'', four to six-year courses provide instruction in Bhutan''s 13 traditional arts.

Students learning hand skills. They specialise in painting (furniture, thangka, painted religious pictures, usually on canvas), woodcarving (masks, statues, bowls), embroidery (hangings, boots, clothes) or statue-making (clay).

National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Dept of Human Resources, Thimphu.

Semtokha Dzong, Semtokha, Thimphu. Simtokha Dzong is a small dzong located about 3 miles south of the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu.

Tashichhodzong, seen from near the entrance to the Royal Palace at Thimphu. To see pics of Thiksey Monastery Ladakh Click here

Simtokha Dzong is a small dzong near Thimphu. Built in 1629 by Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan, the dzong is the first of its kind built in Bhutan and was recently renovated. To see pics of Anuradhapura Sri Lanka Click here

Tashichhodzong, Chhagchhen Lam is a Buddhist Monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimpu in Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wang Chu. To see pics of Emerald Buddha Temple Bangkok Click here

Tashichhodzong, Chhagchhen Lam has traditionally been the seat of the Druk Desi (or "Dharma Raja"), the head of Bhutan''s civil government, an office which has been combined with the kingship since the creation of the monarchy in 1907, and summer capital of the country.

Streets of Thimpu. To see pics of Bodhgaya Temple Click here