THE MEMORIAL CHORTEN

The Memorial Chorten, also known as Thimphu Chorten or National Memorial Chorten, is one of the most iconic religious landmarks of Thimphu Bhutan. Built to commemorate the memory of 3rd Dragon King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck the gigantic stupa shaped building of the Memorial Chorten is situated in the southern part of Thimphu Bhutan.

With its serene ambiance and eye catching white washed walls and golden annexes, the Memorial Chorten has caught the attention of tourists visiting Bhutan.

The Memorial Chorten of Thimphu is a must visit place in Bhutan and a favored sightseeing place in Thimphu for tourist who want to learn more about the 3rd Dragon King of Bhutan. Along with learning about the 3rd Dragon King, visitors can also get an insight about the both dark and peaceful Buddhist philosophy.

Interesting Fact About The Memorial Chorten Of Thimphu

Did you know? The Memorial Chorten of Thimphu is the only stupa in Bhutan which does not embalm any remains of any saints or Kings.

Things To See In The Memorial Chorten Of Thimphu

  • The richly carved annexes of the Memorial Chorten of Thimphu
  • The portrait of 3rd Dragon King in the ceremonial dress decked in the halls of the Memorial Chorten of Thimphu
  • The monument of Tantric Buddhism located in the topmost room of the Memorial Chorten of Thimphu
  • Prayer wheels bounding the stupa shaped building of the Memorial Chorten.

Things To Do In Memorial Chorten Of Thimphu

  • Learning about the life work of 3rd Bhutanese King Jigme Signe Wangchuck in the Memorial Chorten of Thimphu
  • Circumambulate the prayer wheels of the Memorial Chorten of Thimphu
  • Enjoying the serene ambiance of the Memorial Chorten of Thimphu
  • Observing the monuments of Tantric Buddhism in the topmost hall of Memorial Chorten of Thimphu.

Visiting Time Of Memorial Chorten Of Thimphu

The visiting time of Memorial Chorten of Thimphu for the tourist is from 6am to 6pm. Morning time between 6-8am and evening time between 4-6pm is considered the best time to visit the Memorial Chorten of Thimphu.

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