The museum showcases: (a) the progress of postal services and to a certain extent, communications system in Bhutan (b) Bhutan’s rare and unique stamps issued over the years and (c) captures the modes of communication pre-postal system and tells stories of legendary messengers.
The Buddha Dordenma is located atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley. The statue fulfils an ancient prophecy dating back to the 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa (Religious Treasure Discoverer) and is said to emanate an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world.
Inside of Thimphu’s 169 foot Buddha Dordenma statue, there are 125,000 miniature Buddhas encapsulated inside of its enlightened bronze chest, ranging from 8 to 12 inches tall. This means that in Thimphu, which has a population of around 100,000, there are more Buddhas than there are human beings.
Centenary and Coronation Park Chhogyal Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan About In 2005, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck stepped down from the throne to make way for his Son Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck to lead the kingdom of Bhutan. The new king studied in Britain and various universities in the US.
The experience of standing in front of Dechencholing Royal Palace in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is hard to explain. It feels so d... The experience of standing in front of Dechencholing Royal Palace in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is hard to explain.
Drukgyal Dzong means the “fortress of the victorious Drukpas”. Drukgyal Dzong is one of the four principal Dra Dzongs (defense fortress). The other defense fortress are the Gasa Trashi Thongmon Dzong, Haa Damthang Dzong and Lingzhi Dzong. Different historical accounts diverge as to the founder of Drukgyal Dzong.
Welcome to the Folk Heritage Museum located in Kawajangsa, in the heart of the capital city, Thimphu.The Folk Heritage Museum is within the walking distance of the National Library of Bhutan and the National Institute for zorig choesum (13 Traditional Arts).
Simply Bhutan Project is a living museum and a photo studio. The project is aimed at preservation and promotion of culture being one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness (GNH) by involving youth as the core group because they are the future leaders of the country.
Early breakfast and transfer to TashichhoDzong to attend the Thimphu festival; after lunch visit Memorial Chorten which was built in the memory of our Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Takin (national animal) Preserve Center at Motithang, Sangyegang view point, Bhutanese handmade paper factory, either of the museums (folk heritage museum/Simply Bhutan or textile museum), and Crafts Bazaar.