Thimphu's Traffic Police

Thimphu is apparently one of only two capital cities in the world without traffic lights. A set was installed a few years back, but residents complained in classic Bhutanese fashion that it was too impersonal, which is why the beloved white-gloved police continue to direct the increasing traffic with the balletic grace of someone doing a 1980s robot dance. As well as being a classic Bhutanese anachronism, it may well be the city's most photographed spectacle. Grab a window seat in Zombala 2 restaurant and enjoy the show.