Buddha Dordenma Statue (169ft/51m high), situated at Kuenselphodrang overlooking the Thimphu city and its entrance.
National Memorial Chorten, built in 1974, in loving memory of the third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
National Takin Preserve, which showcases the National Animal of Bhutan, the Takins and few species of Deer and Mountain Goats.
Institute of Traditional Medicines, where the ancient art of Bhutanese healing system called Sowa Rigpa is still practiced.
School of Traditional Arts and Crafts, the school offers courses in the techniques of traditional art in religious and secular paintings, woodcarvings, clay sculptures, weaving and embroidery.
National Library, estd. in 1967, a repository of ancient texts relevant to Mahayana Buddhism and a rich collection of lithographs from whence scriptures and prayer flags where printed. It also houses the worlds largestbpublished book titled Bhutan, measuring 5ft by 7ft and weighing 150 pounds.
Folk Heritage Museum, a 19th century traditional house, provides fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life.
Drubthop Nunnery, founded in 1976 by Drubthop Rikey Jadrel Rinpoche an emanation of Thangthong gyalpo.
Tashichoedzong, which houses the throne room and the office of the King, and also serves as the summer residence of the state monastic body.
Pangri Zampa Lhakhang, a 16th century temple now housing an astrological school for young monks.
Cheri monastery, built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1620, now serves as a meditation centre for Buddhist graduates from Tango Buddhist University and nearby monastic schools.
Tango Monastery, founded in the 12th century, today a Buddhist University.
Simtokha Dzong, the first dzong to have been built by the Shabdrung, overlooking the entrance and exit routes into the capital city, Thimphu.
Druk Wangyal Lhakhang and the Druk Wangyal Chortens at Dochula Pass.
Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, the traditional way of paper making from bark of Daphne plants.
Textile Museum, dedicated to the rich skill of Bhutanese weaver, primarily women. It has good collections of samples including rare pieces and antiques, some belonging to the royal family.
Handicrafts Emporium, two storied building full of Bhutanese handicrafts for souvenirs.