Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)

Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)

Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
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  • Namgay Adventure Travels
    Thimphu, Bhutan134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s always so calming and uplifting to see the spiritual community in harmony.
    It’s always so calming and uplifting to see the spiritual community in harmony. I love visiting the Thimphu Memorial Chorten. I am filled with a sense of peace and tranquility when I am surrounded by its beautiful, colorful architecture and surrounded by the smell of incense in the air. Every time I visit, I make sure to make a circuit around the main stupa and say a prayer. I always take a moment to appreciate the amazing detail of the structure and its various statues and murals that illustrate Buddhism and its teachings. Spending time at the Thimphu Memorial Chorten is always a very spiritual and enriching experience for me.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 13, 2023
  • annminky
    United States1,591 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful Place in Thimphu
    An amazing place to visit in Thimphu. When I visited this place it was cold and windy, however, that didn’t stop the many people to go around the stupa 108 times. As always, I say, people should dress modestly and show respect to this place. Beautiful stupa.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 3, 2023
  • Jeff T
    Doha, Qatar524 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice spot to soak up the culture
    We went late in the morning to walk the grounds and get the background and description from our guide. The spot is an excellent place to see the local people worshipping and interacting with one another. There is quite a lot going on between the prayers, observances and people chatting and enjoying each other. We were able to walk all the way up the structure as our guide "didn't see any signs to the contrary" but got the attention of the staff and we were asked to walk back down. Definitely go in and place a butter candle and make sure to find a spot to sit and people watch.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • Suresh Kumar
    Bengaluru, India2,125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WHITE, CLASSICAL & ELEGANT STUPA !
     The Vase shaped chorten of almost 50 years in city centre.  Inside explore paintings, statues, shrines, carvings ETC… all so beautiful.  Study the exterior and interior carefully to get an insight of Buddhist philosophy.  Top floor gallery offers a spectacular city view.  There are in total 4 entrances, but just one is in use.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 26, 2023
  • Peter R
    Dartford, United Kingdom1,239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Many locals visit for their spirtuality
    We visited mid morning and there were already many locals either walking clockwise around the brilliant white building or sitting silently in a shady spot meditating. It was constructed in 1974 to honour the third king of Bhutan by the king’s mother. Well worth a visit when in Thimpu.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Thunder Dragon Tours
    Paro, Bhutan52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very serene place despite being a popular attraction in Thimphu
    I went there many times with my guests. Very serene place despite being a popular attraction in Thimphu. It can get a little crowded on weekends and public holidays. Still you can get good views and capture photos from all angles. The surrounding hills and lush greenery of the garden contrast well with the white-washed chorten.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 23, 2023
  • Toh Tsha
    Bangkok, Thailand6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Memorial Chorten: A Tranquil Haven in the Heart of Thimphu"
    The Memorial Chorten stands as a revered landmark in Thimphu, Bhutan, emanating a sense of spiritual calm. Surrounded by prayer wheels and dedicated worshippers, it provides a glimpse into Bhutanese religious practices and offers a peaceful oasis within the city. A must-visit for those seeking both cultural immersion and a moment of reflection.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 26, 2023
  • Che-Jui Hsu
    Taipei, Taiwan28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for a short stop by
    It was one of first spots we went. Not just visitors, many locals were there too. It was good visiting the inside and listening to the stories. My guide and I walked clockwise around the chorten for few circles and felt the blessing.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 14, 2024
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BOOK BHUTAN TOUR
Thimphu, Bhutan380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Every tourist Entry BTN: 1,000/ is compulsory.

Is a good time to experience turning the prayer wheel and then following the locals, old and young, to walk clockwise around the beautiful white Stupas.

The feeling is so peaceful and understands that the walk is like gaining merits and enlightenment. You shouldn't miss this!
God bless!
Written March 1, 2023
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Namgay Adventure Travels
Thimphu, Bhutan134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
It’s always so calming and uplifting to see the spiritual community in harmony.

I love visiting the Thimphu Memorial Chorten. I am filled with a sense of peace and tranquility when I am surrounded by its beautiful, colorful architecture and surrounded by the smell of incense in the air. Every time I visit, I make sure to make a circuit around the main stupa and say a prayer. I always take a moment to appreciate the amazing detail of the structure and its various statues and murals that illustrate Buddhism and its teachings. Spending time at the Thimphu Memorial Chorten is always a very spiritual and enriching experience for me.
Written March 13, 2023
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Johnstanno
Singapore, Singapore375 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Our first time experiencing turning the prayers wheel and then following the locals, old and young, to walk clock wise round the beautiful white Stupas. The feeling is so peaceful and understand that the walk is like gaining merits and enlightenment. You shouldn't miss this!
Written December 12, 2022
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We visited mid morning and there were already many locals either walking clockwise around the brilliant white building or sitting silently in a shady spot meditating. It was constructed in 1974 to honour the third king of Bhutan by the king’s mother. Well worth a visit when in Thimpu.
Written October 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Toh Tsha
Bangkok, Thailand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
The Memorial Chorten stands as a revered landmark in Thimphu, Bhutan, emanating a sense of spiritual calm. Surrounded by prayer wheels and dedicated worshippers, it provides a glimpse into Bhutanese religious practices and offers a peaceful oasis within the city. A must-visit for those seeking both cultural immersion and a moment of reflection.
Written November 26, 2023
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Katherine R
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Part of the reason I enjoyed visiting the Memorial Chorten in Thimpu was the population of elderly Bhutanese Settled in for a day of prayer and atonement. I felt very much “a part of” as I turned the prayer wheels between elderly women squatting with their baskets and blankets under shelter of the wheels. It was a lovely interlude.
Written February 13, 2020
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Suresh Kumar
Bengaluru, India2,125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
 The Vase shaped chorten of almost 50 years in city centre.
 Inside explore paintings, statues, shrines, carvings ETC… all so beautiful.
 Study the exterior and interior carefully to get an insight of Buddhist philosophy.
 Top floor gallery offers a spectacular city view.
 There are in total 4 entrances, but just one is in use.
Written October 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

annminky
United States1,591 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
An amazing place to visit in Thimphu. When I visited this place it was cold and windy, however, that didn’t stop the many people to go around the stupa 108 times. As always, I say, people should dress modestly and show respect to this place. Beautiful stupa.
Written April 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thunder Dragon Tours
Paro, Bhutan52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
I went there many times with my guests. Very serene place despite being a popular attraction in Thimphu. It can get a little crowded on weekends and public holidays. Still you can get good views and capture photos from all angles. The surrounding hills and lush greenery of the garden contrast well with the white-washed chorten.
Written November 23, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Che-Jui Hsu
Taipei, Taiwan28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
It was one of first spots we went. Not just visitors, many locals were there too. It was good visiting the inside and listening to the stories. My guide and I walked clockwise around the chorten for few circles and felt the blessing.
Written February 14, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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