Thimphu

Thimphu is the capital of the Kingdom of , and with a population of around 100,000 is the nation's largest city. Although the Thimphu Valley has supported small settlements for many centuries and a dzong has existed there since 1216, the city didn't really develop until the king declared Thimphu the new capital in 1961.

Landmarks in the Area

Tourist attraction
Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. is situated 2½ km west of Thimphu. Photo: CFynn, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Hospital
The National Referral Hospital is the main hospital in , located in the capital of Bhutan, . is situated 4½ km northwest of Thimphu.

School
Pelkhil School is a private co-educational school located in the capital of , offering education from pre-primary until grade 12. is situated 1½ km northwest of Thimphu.

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