Thimphu Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences
When travelling on Bhutan vacations, you will naturaally head to Thimphu, the largest city in Bhutan. Ranging 2,248-2,648 metres above sea level, in the hills of Thimphu Valley and along the banks of the Thimphu Chuu River, the city was established in 1955, with the king then declaring it Bhutan’s capital in 1961. For centuries before, Thimphu Valley had previously supported small settlements in the region.
Home to the Bhutanese Royal Family, the Royal Government and Judiciary and to several foreign missions, Thimphu is considered Bhutan’s political and economic centre, with agriculture and livestock being its dominant industry. An excursion to Punakha, just over 70kms away from Thimphu and famous for its rice farming, illustrates the abundance of this fertile land.
Within Thimphu’s various districts are monasteries, Dzongs (fortresses), and other culturally- rich, historic sites scattered throughout, as well as modern libraries, museums, and galleries, all to be enjoyed on a Bhutan vacation.
The National Memorial Chorten, found in the heart of Thimpu, was built in 1974 to honour the third king. Adorned with golden spires and bells, this white structure is considered the most visible religious landmark of Bhutan.
Continuously undergoing massive development, tourism on a Bhutan vacation is heavily regulated as Thimphu tries to preserve its cultural heritage and the fragile ecology of Thimphu Valley.
With the long term objective of making Thimphu a ‘dream city’ by 2027, Thimphu has so far done an excellent job of maintaining and blending its cultural heritage with modern expansion.
Bhutan Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Bhutan vacations.
Learn about the history and culture of Bhutan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Bhutan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Bhutan for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Bhutan tours today!
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