Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan that combines a natural small-town feel with a new commercial exuberance that constantly challenges the country's natural conservatism and Shangri La image.One of the most curious features of Thimphu is that it is the only capital city in the world that does not use traffic lights. Instead a few major intersections have policemen standing in elaborately decorated booths (small pavilions), directing traffic with exaggerated hand motions.

What are the things going to see in Thimphu? 

Places to visit in Thimphu / Different Sightseeing's in Thimphu 

Memorial Stupa

The Memorial Chorten, also known as the Thimphu Chorten, is a stupa built in memory of the 3rd King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk by his mother Queen Ashi Phuntsho Choden Wangchuck.

Legend has it that the 3rd king had three wishes before he died:

1. to build the 1000 statutes of Buddha to represent the body of Buddha

2. To write 108 volumes / Scripts of teaching of Buddha to represent the speech of Buddha

3. And to build the stupa to represent the mind of Buddha

Unfortunately, in the year 1972 at the age of 46, he died in Kenya, South Africa. He could fulfill his two wishes only- to build 1000 statutes of Buddha and to write 108 volumes / scripts of teaching of Buddha which we can still see in Tashi choedzong.

In order to fulfill the desire of his late son the third king of Bhutan, Ashi Phuntsho Choden built the stupa coinciding with the coronation ceremony of 4th king Jigme Singye wangchuk in the year 1974. The stupa was built containing a temple like of Dungtse lhakhang. Since the stupa represents the mind of Buddha , it contains the most important religious test, valuable relics and statues. The three different kinds of statutes that we see inside are the:

1. Base: Vijrakila ( Phurba) : Guru Rinpoche joined the power with thousands of God and his consort manifested as vijrakila and subdued the eight categories of the evil spirits who become the protector deities. So if we pray to Vijrakila then evil forces and black magicians cannot harm and destroy us.

2. Middle: Kagye: the eight orders of Guru Rinpoche so when someone dies we perform to liberate to the peace.

3. Top: Gongdu: the nine collective thoughts of Guru Rinpoche, so if we pray to him, he has power to liberate to the peace.

We can also witness the real citizens of Bhutan unlike the one’s we see in the town. The more relics it had the more value it is. It is believed that the stupa attempt to fly so that’s why it is chained in four directions. However it is opened only in the auspicious day like 8th, 10th, 15th, and 30th of the lunar calendar. So we as a human circumambulate the stupa to spread the teaching/ dharma with every step we take praying for all sentient beings.


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