Thimphu is the capital and largest city of Bhutan, situated in western Bhutan and home to 80,000 people. Prior to 1960, Thimphu was a small village which was then developed by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck to replace the ancient capital in Punakha. Today the city sprawls across the western slopes of the Wang Chu river valley, with several important government offices located around Tashichho Dzong.
Interested in learning about current local events and activities happening in Thimphu? Try out the site Thimphu Live which hi-lights restaurants, night life, and cultural events throughout the city.
We’re happy to share a wonderful map of the capital, created by Canadian and BCF friend, Andrea Williams. The map showcases main points of interest in Thimphu and is a great help to explore all the city has to offer!
You can read more about the process of creating the map HERE.