Ultimate BEST Things To Do in Thimphu Bhutan | Bhutan Travel Guide

Thimphu is the capital city of the Kingdom of Bhutan, a landlocked country located in the Eastern Himalayas. Situated in the western central part of Bhutan, Thimphu serves as the political, economic, and cultural centre of the nation. With its unique blend of tradition and modernity, the city offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into Bhutanese culture and heritage.

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Things to do in Thimphu

With its blend of tradition, natural beauty, and warm Bhutanese hospitality, Thimphu is a city that captivates the hearts of visitors, providing an authentic and enriching experience of Bhutan's cultural heritage.

Here are some of the places I recommend visiting in Thimphu:
  • Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Crafts Bazaar
  • Buddha Dordenma Statue
  • Thimphu Dzong
  • Town area to just walk around and absorb the vibe

For food, here are my recommendations:
  • Tashi Yarphel Restaurant - local authentic food
  • Ambient Cafe - excellent coffee
  • Babesa Village Restaurant - exotic dinner in an ancient house


I recommend spending at least two days in Thimphu before heading out to explore the rest of the country. I also recommend trying out Bhutanese cuisine - you'll have good food options for vegetarian food also.

Practical information:
  • Sonam (my guide) to plan a visit to Bhutan: +975 17 271 694
  • Tashi Yarphel Restaurant: https://goo.gl/maps/t6XvqK4KCrJ6ghvo8
  • Ambient Cafe: https://goo.gl/maps/fh8H41DkeuYBWBxC6
  • Babesa Village Restaurant: https://goo.gl/maps/VKUFdBhoidkKPZAf6


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  4. Hi,
    Your Bhutan travel guide highlighting the best things to do in Thimphu is truly insightful. It's wonderful to see the blend of tradition and modernity in the capital city, offering visitors a rich cultural experience.
    Your recommendations for places to visit, such as Changangkha Lhakhang and Thimphu Dzong, along with food options like Tashi Yarphel Restaurant, make exploring Thimphu an exciting and authentic journey.
    Thanks for sharing these valuable insights for a memorable visit to Bhutan's vibrant capital.

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  7. Siddhartha Joshi's travel guide on the best things to do in Thimphu, Bhutan, beautifully captures the essence of this unique city. The recommendations for places to visit and food to try provide a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality of Bhutan. It's wonderful to see a blend of tradition, natural beauty, and modernity being highlighted, offering visitors an authentic and enriching experience. Thank you for sharing these insights into exploring Thimphu!

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