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Thimphu

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and therefore the centre of government, religion and commerce. But it is quite unlike most capital cities in that the centre still has a small town feel about it despite the massive expansion of the city along the valley floor. 

The centre has a lovely Clocktower Square surrounded by traditional architecture and there are a couple of good hotels right there in this picturesque setting. It is a place where there is a great deal to see and you need at least a couple of days here to take it all in. 

The main attractions are the wonderful government building known as the ‘fortress of the glorious religion’, the various centres for arts, crafts and textiles, the memorial chorten and the magnificent giant statue of Buddha up at Buddha point overlooking the valley.
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Time: GMT +6 hours

Flight time:

National carrier Druk Air flies from several locations but commonly you'll connect from Delhi (2hrs), Koltata or Kathmandu (both just over an hour). You will need to come via one of these destinations which in turn are about 12 to 15 hours from the UK depending on the routing.

Language: Dzongkha is Bhutan's national language. English is widely spoken and is used in all schools.

Visas:

Visas are required and are issued from Bhutan. Tribes will arrange your visa for you through our partners in Bhutan.

Health:

There are no compulsory vaccinations.

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