"A Quite Rural But Booming Capital" Top 5 Page for this destination Thimphu by illa

Thimphu Travel Guide: 51 reviews and 161 photos

Panorama View of Thimphu

Thimphu became the capital city of Bhutan in 1961. It is also the biggest city in Bhutan. Well, it looks still very small in our eyes, however, while being there in May, 2004, constructions are everywhere. This city in being developed very fast.

The population of the city is estimated to be about 40,000.

Traffic Circle

Thimphu is often said to be the only world capital without traffic lights. This picture shows how police is directing the traffic efficiently. In the whole city, there are two such traffic circles.

  • Last visit to Thimphu: May 2004
  • Intro Written Sep 3, 2004
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  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2007 at 4:05 AM

    Thanks for the useful information of thimphu, hope to be able to visit one day.

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2006 at 3:46 AM

    it must be great to spend one month in a monastery

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2006 at 4:46 AM

    another fascinating page, Kemila, very interesting. fergy.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2004 at 12:43 PM

    It is a completely new world for me, in the heart of Asia, so far away and still quite close...

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