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“Yet another impressive temple.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)

Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
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3-Nights Highlight Tour of Bhutan from Paro
Ranked #4 of 52 things to do in Thimphu
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Margao, India
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“Yet another impressive temple.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

This temple was built by King Jigme who was known as the father of Modern Bhutan. The architecture is something different. Its walking distance from the thimphu town area.I saw a huge number of senior citizens praying and worshiping.

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“Serene & Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Memorial Chorten was built in memory of our 3rd King , Jigme Dorji Wangchuk . It's a place where public gather during religious & scared days to offer butter lamps . It's a perfect place to unwind your day by going around the monument with fellow devotees .I love my evenings at the Chorten . I highly recommend Visitors to include this beautiful chorten during their visit in Thimphu .

Visited May 2014
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“Good ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

The whole stupa and the temple may appear less on the glamour side compared to other places in Bhutan, but what makes it interesting is the crowd. There was whole lot of aged devotes around the place who seemed to be enjoying the whole spiritual ambiance of the place as well as the weather and the beautiful surroundings. While there I also saw people circling the stupa which a prayer method used to show your gratitude when your wishes come true and also a way to ask for a wish. The place may not have much to offer but definitely the ambiance was good enough for me.

Visited April 2014
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“Impressive monument”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We were really interested to see the senior citizens sitting amidst the huge prayer wheels. They were really friendly and we enjoyed talking to them. A good heritage site.

Visited April 2014
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“Stupa standing tall !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The National Memorial Chorten was just five minutes from Namgay Heritage Hotel where we stayed. The Memorial was built by Bhutan's third king H M Jigme Dorju Wangchuck also,known as the "father of modern Bhutan". He wanted to erect a monument carrying the message of world peace and prosperity. This was accomplished in 1972 by the Royal Family and the Cabinet and gifted to the nation in 1972 to serve as a monument to eternal peace, harmony and tranquility. The exquisite wall paintings and the delicately carved statues reflect deep insights into Buddhist spirituality and a rich tradition of prayer and learning . There are beautiful gardens along the pathway and a place for prayer near the entry gate where the aged sit and pray all day long. One of he most distinct features of the Chorten is its outwards rounded part that makes the Chorten look more like a vase rather than a classical dome. A magnificent structure dominating the landscape.


Visited May 2014
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