Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)

Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)

Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
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  • Suresh Kumar
    Bengaluru, India2,864 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WHITE, CLASSICAL & ELEGANT STUPA !
     The Vase shaped chorten of almost 50 years in city centre.  Inside explore paintings, statues, shrines, carvings ETC… all so beautiful.  Study the exterior and interior carefully to get an insight of Buddhist philosophy.  Top floor gallery offers a spectacular city view.  There are in total 4 entrances, but just one is in use.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Peter R
    Dartford, United Kingdom1,282 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Many locals visit for their spirtuality
    We visited mid morning and there were already many locals either walking clockwise around the brilliant white building or sitting silently in a shady spot meditating. It was constructed in 1974 to honour the third king of Bhutan by the king’s mother. Well worth a visit when in Thimpu.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Thunder Dragon Tours
    Paro, Bhutan71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very serene place despite being a popular attraction in Thimphu
    I went there many times with my guests. Very serene place despite being a popular attraction in Thimphu. It can get a little crowded on weekends and public holidays. Still you can get good views and capture photos from all angles. The surrounding hills and lush greenery of the garden contrast well with the white-washed chorten.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Found Bhutan
    Bhutan21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Memorial Chorten: A Tranquil Haven in the Heart of Thimphu"
    The Memorial Chorten stands as a revered landmark in Thimphu, Bhutan, emanating a sense of spiritual calm. Surrounded by prayer wheels and dedicated worshippers, it provides a glimpse into Bhutanese religious practices and offers a peaceful oasis within the city. A must-visit for those seeking both cultural immersion and a moment of reflection.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Che-Jui Hsu
    Taipei, Taiwan78 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for a short stop by
    It was one of first spots we went. Not just visitors, many locals were there too. It was good visiting the inside and listening to the stories. My guide and I walked clockwise around the chorten for few circles and felt the blessing.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 February 2024
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BOOK BHUTAN TOUR
Thimphu, Bhutan448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Every tourist Entry BTN: 1,000/ is compulsory.

Is a good time to experience turning the prayer wheel and then following the locals, old and young, to walk clockwise around the beautiful white Stupas.

The feeling is so peaceful and understands that the walk is like gaining merits and enlightenment. You shouldn't miss this!
God bless!
Written 1 March 2023
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Namgay Adventure Travels
Thimphu, Bhutan298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
It’s always so calming and uplifting to see the spiritual community in harmony.

I love visiting the Thimphu Memorial Chorten. I am filled with a sense of peace and tranquility when I am surrounded by its beautiful, colorful architecture and surrounded by the smell of incense in the air. Every time I visit, I make sure to make a circuit around the main stupa and say a prayer. I always take a moment to appreciate the amazing detail of the structure and its various statues and murals that illustrate Buddhism and its teachings. Spending time at the Thimphu Memorial Chorten is always a very spiritual and enriching experience for me.
Written 13 March 2023
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Johnstanno
Singapore, Singapore509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Our first time experiencing turning the prayers wheel and then following the locals, old and young, to walk clock wise round the beautiful white Stupas. The feeling is so peaceful and understand that the walk is like gaining merits and enlightenment. You shouldn't miss this!
Written 12 December 2022
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited mid morning and there were already many locals either walking clockwise around the brilliant white building or sitting silently in a shady spot meditating. It was constructed in 1974 to honour the third king of Bhutan by the king’s mother. Well worth a visit when in Thimpu.
Written 29 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Found Bhutan
Bhutan21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
The Memorial Chorten stands as a revered landmark in Thimphu, Bhutan, emanating a sense of spiritual calm. Surrounded by prayer wheels and dedicated worshippers, it provides a glimpse into Bhutanese religious practices and offers a peaceful oasis within the city. A must-visit for those seeking both cultural immersion and a moment of reflection.
Written 26 November 2023
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Katherine R
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Part of the reason I enjoyed visiting the Memorial Chorten in Thimpu was the population of elderly Bhutanese Settled in for a day of prayer and atonement. I felt very much “a part of” as I turned the prayer wheels between elderly women squatting with their baskets and blankets under shelter of the wheels. It was a lovely interlude.
Written 13 February 2020
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Suresh Kumar
Bengaluru, India2,864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
 The Vase shaped chorten of almost 50 years in city centre.
 Inside explore paintings, statues, shrines, carvings ETC… all so beautiful.
 Study the exterior and interior carefully to get an insight of Buddhist philosophy.
 Top floor gallery offers a spectacular city view.
 There are in total 4 entrances, but just one is in use.
Written 27 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

annminky
United States3,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
An amazing place to visit in Thimphu. When I visited this place it was cold and windy, however, that didn’t stop the many people to go around the stupa 108 times. As always, I say, people should dress modestly and show respect to this place. Beautiful stupa.
Written 3 April 2023
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Thunder Dragon Tours
Paro, Bhutan71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
I went there many times with my guests. Very serene place despite being a popular attraction in Thimphu. It can get a little crowded on weekends and public holidays. Still you can get good views and capture photos from all angles. The surrounding hills and lush greenery of the garden contrast well with the white-washed chorten.
Written 23 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Che-Jui Hsu
Taipei, Taiwan78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
It was one of first spots we went. Not just visitors, many locals were there too. It was good visiting the inside and listening to the stories. My guide and I walked clockwise around the chorten for few circles and felt the blessing.
Written 14 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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