Thimphu is located at an elevation of 2350 meters from sea level and it is the capital of Bhutan with more than 100,000 people. It's the place where even the Royal Family and the King lives too.
Thimphu is the most modern city within the country with a lot of restaurants, bars, night clubs, shopping centers, etc. However, it still retains its’ cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization. Thimphu is one of the few towns in Bhutan that have been equipped with ATM banking facilities and is a good place to stock up on some currency.
There are several attractions in Thimphu such as the National Post Office, the Clock Tower Square, the Motithang Takin Preserve, Tango and Chari Monasteries, Buddha Dordenma, National Memorial Chorten, Centenary Farmer's Market, Semtokha Dzong to name a few. These form the most important tourist attractions in the capital city.