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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. Make Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten) part of your personalized Thimphu itinerary using our Thimphu vacation generator.
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  • 這裡是廷布人一有時間或下午時分都會報到的地方,不丹人認為轉塔可以洗清先前犯下的罪孽,這是佛門裡的一種經行懺悔,佛經裡即有繞佛三匝或繞塔經行等記載,故邊繞塔邊持頌咒語或經文來達到懺悔業障並累積福德資糧,祈願來生往生善處或解脫輪廻。 紀念塔是按不丹三世國王晉美·多吉·旺楚克(現代不丹之父)的設想而建的標誌性建築。1974年佛塔完成後,他卻不幸逝世,故這是一個既為紀念已故國王,同時為世界和平而建的紀念碑...  read more »
  • It is a stupa and it is beautifully built , we went around the festival time so there were plenty of locals chanting and praying . So it was nice 
  • This place has a lot of religious significance and you will find many people praying inside the Chorten. It is on the way of Buddha Dordenma and can be visited. 
  • Good and cool
  • Holy Place, Peace, wish i could live here,so amazing place to live
  • Nice place
  • Holy Place.
  • So holly place
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