Elevation 2,320 m
In the morning, head to Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and admire the 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne Buddha makes it one of the largest statue of Buddha in the world. Then, meet the elderly generation in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten, consecrated on July 28, 1974, in memory of the Third King. Chorten means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha’. Next, visit Thimphu Dzong, the “fortress of the glorious religion”, constructed in 1641 and restored by the Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Thereafter, head to Institute of Zorig Chusum, also commonly known as the school of the Thirteen Arts.