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Capital of Bhutan

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Thimphu is a beautiful area in the company of the Himalayas. It is placed on the west bank of the waterway called Thimphu (Chuu implies stream). It is spotted at an elevation of 7656 ft. in spite of the fact that there is significant variety in stature inside the city itself. It is longitudinal, extending along the stream. The city is held in the Thimphu valley shaped by the Thimphu Chuu. The city is placed on the leeward side of the mountains. Therefore, however wet storm winds blow over this locale, the capital accepts less precipitation and has a colder atmosphere and has advanced coniferous vegetation.
Political importance
As the capital of Bhutan, a large portion of the vital political establishments in the country are situated in Thimphu, incorporating the international safe havens and the National Assembly of Bhutan. The National Assembly has 47 parts, which were chosen in the first ever general races on March 24, 2008. Jigme Thinley's Druk Phuensum Tshogpa Party won an avalanche triumph, securing 45 seats. The People's Democratic Party won the other two, however its pioneer Sangay Ngedup lost the race in his supporters.
Famous for
The city is famous for being the most picturesque capital city of the Asian continent. Being placed in the heart of the Himalayas, the place acts as a point of serenity, culture as well as modernization.
Art and culture
A strong customary character might be recognized in the culture of Thimphu. Despite the fact that components of innovation have been presented, expositive expression, religion, music, dress and devout customs of the country are capably reflected in the capital city. The complete absence of any movement of lights in the city is a sufficient confirmation to the certainty what amount of the Bhutanese stick to their qualities. All things considered, this is the main capital city on the planet where the single activity light must be evacuated on open dissent. The conventional and ethnic Bhutanese art, building design and culture are perfectly spoken to in Thimphu.
Travel and tourism
Thimphu is the most updated city in Bhutan with a plenitude of restaurants, web spots, night-clubs and shopping plazas.Then again in any case it holds its cultural character and qualities in the middle of the indications of modernization. Thimphu is one of the few towns in Bhutan that have been provided with ATM keeping money offices and is an exceptional spot to stock up on some cash. A standout amongst the most inquisitive characteristics of Thimphu is that it is the main capital city on the planet that does not utilize movement lights. Rather a couple of real convergences have policemen remaining in extravagantly adorned corners (little structures), coordinating movement with exaggerated hand movements. The juxtaposition of old custom and advancement make Thimphu the perfect area for guests to split far from their tour agenda and simply submerges themselves in the lifestyle of contemporary Bhutanese.
Famous travel places
The finest travel places and places to visit in the city are Dochula Pass, Choki Traditional Art School, Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong),Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Buddha Point, Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Tango Buddhist Institute, National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, Phajoding Monastery and Motithang Takin Preserve.

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