Thimphu - the capital of Bhutan
Any city in the world, to get to thatIt is extremely difficult, but the journey is worth it. One of them - an amazing Thimphu, capital of Bhutan, tucked away in the heart of the Himalayas. In this city, a surprising combination of modern life and millennial traditions.
City surprises at every turn, you canmeet meditating monks and talkative crowd of tourists, a unique religious buildings and beautiful mountain scenery. What can be found in Thimphu, so it is a traffic light. Attempting to set it was, but at the request of local residents soulless monster - adjuster movement was replaced by a live police officer performing his work with soul.
Among the religious buildings that havehistorical and cultural significance, the most notable are: Tashichho Dzong - a former royal residence; memorial stupa of the third King of Bhutan; Changangha Lhakhang - the oldest temple, located in the Thimphu Valley.
In the north of the capital is a BuddhistMonastery Tashichho Dzong, built in the XIII century. First of its value - is a fortress and monastery. In the mid-twentieth century, the building was renovated, and now the government of Bhutan is located here. In summer Tashichho Dzong located the residence of Je Khenpo, the religious leader of the country, the King of Bhutan also has his office.
Another object is adored by tourists - itmemorial stupa (chorten) in honor of the third King of Bhutan. As the leader of the country, according to many indigenous people, was a saint and was able to work miracles, and the attitude and mortar special. However, there are differences, in this place of worship there remains the third king (as is customary in other stupas), but kept his photo.
Treasury of Cultural Heritage
Ancient knowledge are on eternal storage inNational Library of Bhutan, which first found shelter in one of the towers of the former monastery Tashichho Dzong. It was opened in 1967, originally posted here quite a small amount of precious texts.
Due to the significant increase in the numberpriceless manuscripts, books and texts, it was decided to build a new building. Today, an octagonal complex, built in a traditional Bhutanese dzong style keeps ancient written monuments of the country.
It is clear that this is the most revered in Bhutan deity statues, sculptures and statues can be seen at every step. Among them there are real architectural and cultural masterpieces, such as Buddha Dordenma Statue.
Inside the giant monument locatedthe magnificent temple, which stores thousands of Buddha statues. All of them, as well as the main statue, made of bronze, but covered with gold, and yet it offers a magnificent view of the Thimphu.