Top things to do in South of Thimphu

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Simtokha Dzong

About 5km south of Thimphu on the old road to Paro and Phuentsholing, the handsomely proportioned Simtokha Dzong was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The site is said to mark the spot where a demon vanish…
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Babesa Village Restaurant

About 6km south of Thimphu's centre, this charming restaurant offers traditional Bhutanese cuisine in a rammed-earth village home, one of four still standing incongruously next to the Thimphu–Babesa Expressway. The …
Buddhist Monastery in South of Thimphu

Talakha Goemba

Poised high above Simtokha Dzong at 3080m, this 15th-century goemba offers spectacular views over the peaks to the north and south of the capital and along the Thimphu valley. The interior is unusually well lit, so …
Gardens in South of Thimphu

Royal Botanical Garden

Above the Thimphu–Paro road at Serbithang, the Royal Botanical Garden is a little untidy but there are rock sculptures, water features, ornamental beds, greenhouses of tropical plants from southern Bhutan and good v…