Located at a distance of 15 minutes drive from the main town in the capital, the Tashichoedzong is one the must visit attractions in Thimphu. The 17th century fortress is one of the largest in the country. It is home to the central monk body and the district administration. Another amazing thing about the Dzong is that it is also the office of the King of Bhutan. Furthermore the architecture of the Dzong is something to marvel upon as it showcases some of the most excellent traditional artistic abilities in the country. The most popular festival, Thimphu Tshechu is also held at the massive courtyard of the Dzong.
Buddha Dordenma (Buddha point)
The colossal sitting statue of Buddha Shakyamuni at a height of 51.5 meters is probably one of the tallest statues in the world. The statue is located in the vicinity of Kuenselphodrang Nature Park, at the distance of 20 minutes drive from the main town. The erection o f the statue fulfills the Prophecy of a great religious treasurer Terton Pema Lingpa dating back to 8 A.D. The statue was built to spread an aura of peace and prosperity in the world. The gigantic statue was built over a period of 8 years and is divided into three storeys. The entire statues is made of bronze and gilded on gold. The prominent attraction is visible from almost everywhere in the city.