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Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

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Bhutan’s only international airport is in Paro, about one and a half hour away from Thimpu. From Paro airport, Thimphu-bound taxis are easily available. Thimpu is connected to most parts of Bhutan by roadways. It has a city bus station from where inter-district buses depart and arrive at every hour. Self-driving from Phuentsholing is a scenic and enjoyable journey that takes about five hours. This chorten as located close to the city centre is easily accessible by any mode of public transport. You can take a taxi from the airport to reach this destination. The total journey will take around 1 hour.

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about thimphu chorten (memorial chorten)

Thimphu Chorten, also known as Memorial Chorten, is an iconic monument dedicated to Tantric Buddhism. It is a large white structure crowned with a golden spire, located close to the center of Thimphu city. To  gain an insight into Buddhist philosophy and culture, this is the best place to be. On a visit to this structure, you will find elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating the chorten throughout the day. With beautiful  paintings and intricate sculptures in display, this Chorten epitomises amazing Buddhist architecture and artwork. 

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