Day 01 - Arrival/Paro/Thimphu, 1hr drive (L, D)
Upon arrival, transfer to Thimphu for overnight. First gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of plane. After your visa formalities you will be greeted by representative and drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan (Elevation 2,300m). One of the unique and charming things you will see in all over Bhutan is our architecture.
Iron Chin Bridge: On the way to Thimphu visit iron chain bridge, it’s just five minutes’ walk from the high way, built over the Pa chu (Paro river). The bridge was built in 15th century by Tibetan master known as Thangtong Gyalpo, was great Buddhist, a yogi, physician, blacksmith, architect, and a pioneering engineer.
Memorial Chorten: Built in 1974 to honor the memory of late 3rd king of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, popularly known as the father of modern Bhutan. A multi- storied stupa will introduce you to the vitality of Tantric Buddhism.
Buddha Point: One of the largest sitting posture statue of present Buddha in the world, 169ft tall. One can do offerings, meditation and prayers inside the shrine.
Takin Zoo: Takin is the national animal of Bhutan believed to be created by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century. This animal is chosen as the National animal of Bhutan for its uniqueness and its association with the country’s religious history and mythology. It is found in Nepal, china Burma and Bhutan.
Weekend market: After the visit to Takin zoo, explore Local Farmers Market and have leisure walk in the main street of Thimphu, the only city without traffic light in the world.