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Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I think you'll want to have a tour guide for many of these places because knowing about the time periods and rulers when these places were built is important to understanding why Bhutan is the country it is today.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Thimphu Chorten temple is in the middle of the city and the sound of the bells have a calming effect on the body and mind. The chants of the monks are in perfect unison which relax the mind. the inside of the temple is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bvipul16
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Chorten is a shrine built to memorialize Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, theking who opened the doors of Bhutan to the outside world in 1974. Prior to that Bhutan was a closed society shut off from the rest of the world. With a population of only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wonderful visit to the National Memorial Chorten with a group of six young tourists. There was a long-Life ceremony presided by Lam Namkhai Ningpo Rinpoche (Ningma master).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bhutanwithdarjay
Reviewed 1 week ago

what beautiful place. enjoyed roaming around, The stupa was like the one we saw in Nepal. Had photo session with lama students

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sankar S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't misgudge me about the color of chorten. Though the chorten color is pure white the day I visited it was all decked with colorful clothes and flags due to some festival or some monk visit. There is so much open space there to seat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bibhutinayak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Chortens and other holy places in Bhutan. Be sure to turn prayer wheels and talk to people.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BWH999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prominent Temple in the middle of town. Went there during a special celebration for the worshippers with a guide who explained all the activities going on and significance of each practice to the worshippers. Very interesting for me because of all the background commentary provided...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artajS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very active chorten attracting many locals for their daily prayers. The relatively new Chorten is constructed in the traditional architectural style as required.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank revilorc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you come here at night when it lights up and is amazing to view!! You will not regret it, there is a hotel on the hill where you can buy a drink and watch it

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 13, 2017|
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Response from roydinesh | Reviewed this property |
I think it is open all days unless there is some visit by vips. Thimpu is a small city , this particular monument can be seen without any planning.
September 14, 2016|
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Response from AnuragKumarGoel | Reviewed this property |
Weather is rainy intermittently but it doesn't rain that heavily. You can do your journey with motorbike ride with all the gears like rain-coat etc. You can get your Permit made in Thimphu from its Immigration Dept. (works... More