Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan and the city is a hive of commercial exuberance which constantly challenges the country's historical conservatism. The rate of change in the last few years has been dramatic and vehicle traffic, virtually unheard of a few years ago, is driving the need for an ever-growing road network and a construction boom.
 
Thimpu is managing to retain much of its traditional charm and character as the new developments continue around it. Crimson-robed monks, Indian labourers, government ministers clad in ghos and kiras and tourists all share the pot-holed pavements. In addition to its traditional Buddhist sights and attractions, Thimpu offers a growing choice of cafes, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants in which to dine, although finding a balance between the old and the new is the key to getting the most out of this captivating city.

Thimphu at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Thimphu:

AEST -4
time difference
10 Hours
flight time
104,000
population
Tashichho
Dzong
famous landmark
Phaksha
Paa
local food
Spring
best time to visit

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Thimphu offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

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