home delivery service offered. Books *'''Junction''', just below the Norzin Lam Traffic Circle. One of the few bookstores in Thimphu that has a real bookstore atmosphere. Junction has an excellent selection of quality novels and books on Buddhism. *'''Kuenjung Enterprises''', Khamsa Complex (just below the Traffic Circle). The largest book store in town, offering a good selection of books on Buddhism and Bhutan. *
and other regions of the country. With World Bank funding, an IT Park is proposed in an area of land at Babesa, within Thimphu's municipal limits. This facility shall have an incubation centre, shared technology centre and data centre without any manufacturing facility. It is a joint venture project of Thimphu Tech Park Pvt. Ltd., of Assetz Property Group Pvt. Ltd., of Singapore and Druk Holding & Investments Ltd of Bhutan.<
; Rigsar gained popularity on the Bhutan Broadcasting Service, making way for the rigsar band Tashi Nencha to established the first recording studio in Thimphu in 1991. Prior to this period, Bhutanese people primarily listened to filmi and other kinds of Indian pop music. Rigsar is the dominant style of Bhutanese popular music, and dates back to the late 1980s. The first major music star was Shera Lhendup, whose career began after the 1981 hit "Jyalam Jaylam Gi Ashi". There are several tourist packages to Bhutan that include trips from Thimphu to Trashigang, despite the 17-hour journey from the capital over the rough and dangerous Lateral Road. Geography Paro is bordered by Haa dzongkhag to the west, Tibet to the north, Thimphu to the east, and Chukha dzongkhag to the south. Paro comprises ten ''gewogs'' or counties or blocks: Commons:Category:Thimphu WikiPedia:Thimphu
of folk tales of Bhutan; a popular author is Kunzang Choeden. Brown, p. 59 ;Royal Academy of Performing Arts The Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA), located in Thimphu, was established at the initiative of late King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1954, with the basic objective of preserving and promoting performing arts traditions of Bhutan. In 1967, it was institutionalised as an academy and the Royal Dance troupe was its creation
tollfree fax hours Closed Monday price content A bright, airy and elegant cafe with a courtyard, serving delicious cakes, pies, and excellent filter coffee. Also serves simple and wholesome meals. * Commons:Category:Thimphu WikiPedia:Thimphu
as ''pungdo'' is popular and is also played with big and heavy stones. One more typical Bhutanese game is the dart (Darts) game, known locally as ''Khuru'', which is played with short targets. The darts used in the game are made of a wood block set with a nail with fins of chicken feather. Brown, p.62 Many modern sports are also played in the national stadium in Thimphu, in addition to locally popular sports mentioned earlier. The sports activities
." Brown, p. 98 alternate URL Brown, p. 104 ;Tashichhoe Dzong File:Thimpu Trashi Chhoe Dzong
: books.google.co.in books?id Liipc-cZpkkC&pg PA142&dq Memorial+Chorten,+Bhutan&hl en&ei Fqe5S8aBI9OfrAeU2szDCg&sa X&oi book_result&ct result&resnum 3&ved 0CEgQ6AEwAg#v onepage&q Memorial%20Chorten%2C%20Bhutan&f false publisher University of Hawaii Press year 2002 isbn 0-8248-2679-5 Other attractions There are several other attractions in Thimphu such as the National Post Office, the Clock Tower Square and the Motithang Takin
. The statue alone is being built at a cost of US$47 million, by Aerosun Corporation of Nanjing, China, while the total cost of the Buddha Dordenma Project is well over US$100 million. The interior will accommodate 100,000
Museum, the National Library, the Peling Hotel, Wangchuck Hotel, the Chang Lam Plaza, the Art Cafe, the Khamsa Cafe, the Swiss Bakery, Yeedzin Guest House, the Mid-Point South Indian restaurant, the Benez restaurant, the Bhutan Kitchen and the sports field are buildings of note around this street area. Pommaret, p. 165 Other notable hotels in the area include the elegant Druk Hotel, Druk Sherig Guesthouse, Hotel Jumolhari (noted for its Indian cuisine), Hotel Dragon
'''Thimphu''' ( It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the surrounding valley is one of Bhutan's ''dzongkhags'', the Thimphu District. The city became the capital of Bhutan in 1961. As of 2005 it had a population of 79,185, with 98,676 people living in the entire Thimphu district.
The city is spread out longitudinally in a north-south direction on the west bank of the valley formed by the Wang Chuu (Raidak River), also known as the Thimphu Chuu River. Thimphu is located at title Introduction: Understanding Natural Systems accessdate 2010-06-07 publisher Government of Bhutan Brown, p. 97 Palin, p. 245 Unusually for a capital city, Thimphu is not served by an airport, but relies on the airport (Paro Airport) at Paro (Paro, Bhutan), connected by road some 54 kilometres (34 mi) away.
Thimphu, as the political and economic center of Bhutan, has a dominant agricultural and livestock base, which contributes to 45% of the country's GNP. Tourism, though a contributor to the economy, is strictly regulated, maintaining a balance between the traditional, development and modernization. Thimphu contains most of the important political buildings in Bhutan, including the National Assembly of the newly formed parliamentary democracy and Dechencholing Palace, the official residence of the King, located to the north of the city. As a metropolis and capital city, Thimphu is coordinated by the "Thimphu Structure Plan", an Urban Development Plan which evolved in 1998 with the objective of protecting the fragile ecology of the valley. This development is ongoing with financial assistance from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
The culture of Bhutan is fully reflected in Thimphu in respect of literature, religion, customs, and national dress code, the monastic practices of the monasteries, music, dance, literature and in the media. Tsechu festival (Tsechu) is an important festival when mask dances, popularly known as Cham dances (Cham Dance), are performed in the courtyards of the Tashichhoe Dzong (Tashichoedzong, Bhutan) in Thimphu. It is a four-day festival held every year during Autumn (September October), on dates corresponding to the Bhutanese calendar.