Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu

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In the heart of the city, examine a popular landmark with golden bells and spires at Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten). Built in 1972 to honor Bhutan's head of state, the structure resembles a classical Tibetan stupa crowned with a sun and crescent moon. Unlike other stupas, however, this one does not contain enshrined human remains. As you approach the memorial through a small garden, observe the representations of bodhisattvas at the gate, which symbolize power. Explore the interior's elaborately carved annexes, mandalas, statues, and shrines containing pictures of Bhutan's kings. Also, visit the chorten, or large red prayer wheels, which many devotees circumambulate clockwise to receive blessings. Plan my trip to Thimphu with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • The place itself offers an experience to interact with locals. And the photo opportunity is huge. Evenings are a bit busy since the locals visit after their office hours.  more »
  • Bhutan's third king,Jigme Dorji Wangchuck wanted to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity but died before his plan came to fruition. The Royal Family and Cabinet resolved to fulfil his wishes...  more »
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  • This a good temple. The inside is very clean and you will feel warm. There are monks inside the temple who prays in the temple. The entry fee for adult is 300 Nu and 150 Nu for the students. There is washroom inside the temple premises.
  • A must visit place very lively. I went on a Sunday was crowded no entry fees charges. The places makes you feel spiritual , Buddhist chants build up the spirit. Beautiful Architecture and has a wonderful history must visit place in Thimphu.
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