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    Thimphu was established as the capital of Bhutan in 1952. At that time it was hardly more then a fortress surrounded by some huts.

    Thimphu town is going through an unprecedented construction boom. By royal decree, all buildings in Bhutan must keep the traditional style and this helps to give a distinctive character to the new urban centers.

    The traffic policemen, standing on wooden pedestals, direct the traffic with highly elegant gestures.

    The population is almost 100.000. Some families are still engaged in agriculture activities and most of them sell their goods in the weekend market. Although it is a historical place for the Bhutanese, by international standard, Thimphu´s emergence as a capital city is fairly recent and the cost of living is quite high compared to similar size cities in South Asia.

    The Tashichoe Dzong (13th century fortress) must not be missed. Also worth seeing are the Changangkha Lhakhang (a fortresslike temple from the 12th century), the National Memorial Choten, the National Institute for Zoring Chusum (Bhutan´s traditional art), the National Library, the Folk Heritage Museum, the National Textile Museum and the Motithang Takin Preserve.
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      Bhutan Tourism Thimphu Phuentsholing Highway, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
    • Paro
      The decent into Paro airport is something special. Flying vertically through a labyrinth of mountains before you touch down, it must be the worlds most demanding approach for a pilot. Arriving Bhutan your first impression will be that this is a place from a fairy tale. Paro is a charming little town. Houses built in traditional style and painted with colored designs line the main street, a street which was built in 1985. Small shops occupy the ground levels and provide the basic necessities that one would expect in a mountain village.

      Among things to see in Paro are the National Museum, Chhoeten Lhakhang (a tower-like building with an upstairs chapel), Druk Choeding (the town temple built in 1525 AD) and not to forget the fantastic Paro Dzong (Paro fortress built in 1644 AD).

      Just outside town Kyichu Lhakhang (one of Bhutan´s oldest and most beautiful temples built in 659 AD) and Taktshang Goemba or "Tiger´s Nest" (the most famous of Bhutans Monesteries) should not be missed.
      Paro, Bhutan
    • Wangdue Phodrang
      Wangdiphodrang is both a town and the capital of the district of the same name in a fertile valley in central Bhutan. A large Dzong dominates the skyline, originally built for military protection from invaders from the south. The area is also famous of the Phobjika valley where the rare Black-necked Cranes may be found. Phobjika has a fantastic museum dedicated to the Black Cranes who migrate there each year.

      Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan

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    Graphic showing average weather in Thimphu in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan -5.9 10.5 21.4 4.1
    Feb -4.5 26.8 23.9 10.6
    Mar -0.6 45.2 30.9 17.8
    Apr 2.5 109.7 36.5 43.2
    May 4.3 215.3 39.7 84.8
    Jun 5.7 354.9 42.3 139.7
    Jul 6.1 381.8 43 150.3
    Aug 6.1 322.5 43 127
    Sep 5.7 265.5 42.3 104.5
    Oct 2.9 93 37.2 36.6
    Nov -1.4 12.1 29.5 4.8
    Dec -4.6 5.6 23.7 2.2

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