Today we’ll visit some of Thimphu’s cultural highlights in the afternoon. Visit the National Folk Heritage Museum-a 19th century traditional Bhutanese farm house which provides glimpse of Bhutanese life style, and artifacts from the rural house holds. One can come across typical households objects, religious tools and equipment. Visit the Zorig Chusum school of 13 traditional arts/crafts and the Textile Museum.
Take a ride upto the Takin Reserve Center in the evening to see the national animal of Bhutan – the Takin and stroll over to the viewpoint that offers great views of Thimphu city. From here, continue to the colourful vegetable market where you’ll really experience local lifestyles where farmers from all around Bhutan will be seeling their produce. It is interesting to see what may seem to you as ‘weird vegetables and forest products’ that actually enriches the Bhutanese palate. If you are interested, we could organise a cooking session in Bhutanese culinary with a renowned chef.
Continue to the Changlimithang Stadium to watch locals enjoying the national sport of Bhutan – Archery – which is played in a traditional style over a 120m long range and always filled with fun and festive moods.
Later in the afternoon, learn about traditional healing and wellness practices, we will visit the the Institute of Traditional Medicine where you’ll be amazed by a myriad collection of Himalayan herbs used in the traditional system of healing.
End the day with a visit to Tashichhodzong – the fortress that is now the government’s central administration headquarters, and also the offices of the King and the Prime Minister.
(*We always encourage our guests to live like a Bhutanese while in Bhutan. If you fancy it, we recommend you to dress in our traditional attire, which our guests love to experience it. We are sure you’ll rejoice in our textiles! We can take you to some of the best weavers to showcase their craft and for you to buy/hire your own Bhutanese Kira (attire) as a souvenir).
Accommodation: Bhutan Suites/ Hotel Pedling/ Peaceful Resort
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner