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Ganeral Information

Ganeral Information

The capital city of Thimphu lies in the broad fertile valley of the Wang Chu river at an altitude of 7,500 ft. Once a rustic village, Thimphu today has a population of over 34,000 people. At the entrance to the valley, seven kilometers from the capital, on a breezy hill top rises Simtokha Dzong, Bhutan\'s most ancient fortress. Built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1627, it was the country\'s first . .


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Places to See

The capital city of Thimphu lies in the broad fertile valley of the Wang Chu river at an altitude of 7,500 ft. Once a rustic village, Thimphu today has a population of over 34,000 people. At the entrance to the valley, seven kilometers from the capital, on a breezy hill top rises Simtokha Dzong, Bhutan\'s most ancient fortress. Built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1627, it was the country\'s first . .


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Trekking

Trekking in Bhutan is enduring, timeless and true wilderness experience. Once you step off the road to start the trek, you are in true wilderness much of the time. Although there are established trails, there are no planes flying overhead, no roads and very few villages; instead there are views of snowcapped peaks and forested hillsides stretching to eternity. Treks in Bhutan offer the opportunity . .


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Tour

Till well into the 17th Century, Bhutan was split up into small independent principalities. After the arrival of Buddhism, during the seventh century, the various Buddhist schools began sharing the power in the country with the old aristocratic families. The cleric Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel united the independent principalities into one state. After his death the theocracy disintegrated and the . .


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