We had a full day of sightseeing today. We started out visiting the memorial choten of a king who died young. It is a very nice Buddhist temple
After the choten we climbed up to the giant Buddha that sits in the mountainside overlooking the capital, Thimphu. My kids used to love going to all the many ‘worlds biggest Buddhas’. This one may end up claiming to be the worlds biggest bronze Buddha, who knows. It was started ten years ago but construction is slow. They cannot do concrete in either the winter or monsoon
Our next stop was a museum showing a traditional farmhouse with three floors. Ground floor was for the animals, second for feed and food storage, then living quarters on the top floor. No photos allowed inside, but I do have a picture of our guide at the front door. She is explaining the significance of the giant penis hanging over her head!
After lunch we visited an ‘animal preserve’ (read zoo) housing the national animal, the takin, then we went to the King’s offices and a market.