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 National Memorial Chorten was built in memory of Third Druk Gyalpo and is dedicated to World Peace. The Thimphu Chorten is a nice place to visit that is located near Thimphu city center. When.....  more »
  • It is one of the most visited sight in Thimphu valley and worth of a visit. Beautiful art of work it is.  more »
  • It's a good place for Thimphu sightseeing. Good scenic view from inside. One can see the city from the adjacent area. The compound is clean & well maintained. Local school kids often perform here. Tourists all across the world visit here. Must visit for Bhutan tour. One can book local cab to visit the place. Entry tickets are quite expensive compared to spend of time here.
  • A must have seen place in thimpu. If you wanna spend some time peacefully, come here and enjoy the serenity. What a big sculpture. But apart from Bhutanese people, foreigners including Indian's need to pay ticket. Which is little bit costly. Approx 300/- per person in Indian money. It has proper opening and closing timings in different season. So it's better to come bit earlier.

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