Telecommunications Tower

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Telecommunications Tower information

Lonely Planet review

There's a wonderful view of Thimphu valley from the hillside below the telecommunications tower (2685m), high above the town at the end of a road that branches off from the approach to the youth centre. The complex also houses the broadcasting studios of Bhutan TV and is festooned with prayer flags. Don't photograph the telecommunications installation, but the valley is worth a few snaps particularly in the afternoon.

The area is known as Sangaygang and the access road attracts fitness fanatics after work and becomes a lover's lane after dark.