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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  • This was our first sightseeing in Thimphu. Its also called the National Memorial Chorten. It has an entry fee of 300 INR. Its more like a normal Buddhist temple/monastery. The chorten depicts larger t...  more »
  • This is the place to commemorate one of the previous kings of Bhutan. It makes great impression on the first day of the visit. However, all other things in Bhutan we have seen during the 7-days-trip w...  more »
  • older people spend their days praying and turn prayer Mills turns clockwise around the gardens are manicured Lotus
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  • This place is located at walking distance from the clock tower square. I would recommend taking a walk to this place early in the morning as you can see many locals taking a walk and jogging around and it is a wonderful opportunity to interact with them. The monument as such gets closed at around 5pm. With less knowledge of Buddhism I cannot comment on the significance of this place but as a monument itself it is quite impressive and is worth a visit.
  • Is a memorial stupa built by Her Majesty,the mother of Third king in the memory of her son in 1974 after third king passed away in 1972.It is now spiritual place where people around practices religion by circulating stupa and can see how people practice religion by culture. It is also an exemplary stupa of Tibetan culture of constructing stupa with temple inside with combination of Nyingmapa and kagyud traditions of sculpturing statutes with wrathful displays of Vajirakila .
  • This is a monument built in the memory of the beloved Third king of Bhutan, remembered dearly as the father of modern Bhutan. Once, the monument was the tallest structure in the entire city... It has seen the city grow over time around it. 2017 Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition happened here and the event has given the place the much needed facelift. Now Nu.300 entry fee is charged for visitors, but for locals in formal dress and international tourist it's free entry. Enjoy the beautiful heritage site.
  • Historical!!!!Great place in middle of tphu city to circumambulate chorten
  • This 'Jangchub Chorten' is an unmissable landmark in Thimphu town. It's a point of interest where visitors get to observe spiritual practices of almost all walks of Bhutanese in Thimphu.
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