Six Senses Thimphu

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Summary

At an altitude of 7,710 feet (2,350 meters), Thimphu lies in a steep valley surrounded by richly forested mountains dotted with ancient monasteries and lhakhangs (temples), and to this day remains the world’s only national capital without traffic lights. The town is built up from the Thimphu Chhu (River) and is centered on the quaint clock tower and its surrounding lanes of shops, fruit and vegetable markets, and assorted local restaurants. Thimphu is the largest center in Bhutan with a population of about 100,000 and expanding rapidly.

Situated within beautiful apple orchards to the north and young pine forests to the south, The Thimphu lodge is strategically perched on the valley hillside due south of the town at an elevation of 8,695 feet (2,650 meters). Spectacular views reward the property overlooking Thimphu Valley and across to the 170 foot (52 meters) high giant Buddha. This location provides a comfortable escape from the bustling capital of the Kingdom, while yet close enough to easily access the many attractions. The Thimphu lodge with its grand design and lobby reflecting ponds has been named Palace in the Sky.

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