Thimphu

Thimphu

largest city with only 100,000 people and young capital of Bhutan

Location: 

Thimphu

Duration: 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Thimphu: young capital of Bhutan since only 60 years
  2. Raidäk River: another inflow to the Brahmaputra River
  3. Tashichho Dzong: monastery and governmental building
  4. City life: still very rural, mostly depending on agriculture
  5. Local life: some amazing insights into everyday life in Bhutan

Image sources

  1. View from Dordenma Buddha
  2. Roads and river in Thimphu
  3. Statue at the Thimphu Memorial
  4. In the streets of Thimphu
  5. Bamboo construction site

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