Bhutan is best known to the world today as the last Shangrila or paradise. This country is known as the Druk Yul or ‘Lord of the Thunder Dragon’ among the natives. There are snow-capped mountain peaks in the north of Bhutan. The mountains are as high as 7300m. There are high alpine valleys and pastures, steamy jungles in the Duars, plain in the south of the country. Bhutan has a blend of spectacular mountains, forests, lakes, rich flora and fauna, unpolluted, unspoiled and pristine places with scenic beauty of nature. The architectures in Dzongs, buildings, houses and ancient monasteries of Mahayana Buddhist are worth seeing. Though the country is small, its topography varies from place to place dramatically. The Bhutanese have protected their sacred heritage and unique identity for centuries by choosing to remain shrouded in guarded isolation. Quite a few visitors who travelled to this extraordinary kingdom have discovered that there is no other destination like this land of pure and exotic mysticism.

At the Handicrafts Emporium, you may choose your souvenirs from an array of hand-crafted and hand-woven wares. Tashichhodzong, the main secretariat building, houses all the ministers, the National Assembly Hall, the office of the King and the Throne Room. It is also the summer residence of the monk body and the religious chief, the Je Khempo.

Old-world capital city is situated in the Wang Chhu river valley at an elevation of 7500 ft./2286 m.

The Memorial Chorten is dedicated to the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the father of modern Bhutan.

Five miles out of Thimphu, on a lofty ridge, stands the Simtokha Dzong which was built in 1627 by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyal. It was he who gave Bhutan its first written laws, and established a network of Dzongs, the imposing fortress-monasteries from which the country was governed.