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Bhutan - Thimphu Oct 2012

The Fortified Monastery of Tashicho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), Seat of the Government - image 1 of 25

Tashicho Dzong, the Seat of Government compound - image 2 of 25

Closer look of Tashicho Dzong - image 3 of 25

The Simtokha Dzong, the very first dzong built, now is The Institute for Language and Cultural Studies - image 4 of 25

Buddha Dordema at Kuensel Phodrang overlooking Thimphu (51.5 meters tall) - image 5 of 25

Close-up of Buddha Dordema - image 6 of 25

Buddha Dordema - image 7 of 25

King Jigme Dorij Wangchuk Memorial, a Tibetan style chorten - image 8 of 25

Prayer Wheels at the King Jigme Dorij Wangchuk Memorial - image 9 of 25

Decorations of one of the 4 porticos of the Wangchuk Memorial Chorten - image 10 of 25

Decorations of one of the 4 porticos of the Wangchuk Memorial Chorten - image 11 of 25

Decorations of one of the 4 porticos of the Wangchuk Memorial Chorten - image 12 of 25

Decorations of one of the 4 porticos of the Wangchuk Memorial Chorten - image 13 of 25

The Buddha inside the Wangchuk Memorial Chorten - image 14 of 25

Greater Thimphu as viewed from the Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point) - image 15 of 25

Thimphu - image 16 of 25

Thimphu from the highway - image 17 of 25

Coming into Thimphu - image 18 of 25

The lobby of the Taj hotel - image 19 of 25

Symbol at the Thangtong Dewachen Nunnery, popularly known as Zilukha Anim Dratshang - image 20 of 25

Window architecture at the Traditional Handicrafts Market - image 21 of 25

Building architecture - image 22 of 25

Thimphu building with painted motifs - image 23 of 25

Close-up of the motifs - image 24 of 25

Our hotel in Thimphu (my room is at the fourth floor right corner) - image 25 of 25