Thimphu, situated at an elevation of 2,300 m., is home to civil servants, expatriates and the monk body. It is also an ideal spot for day walks with a number of monasteries within a few hours trek. Thousands of prayer flags dot the view over Thimphu.
The gateway town to the south of Bhutan, it is a thriving commercial center
on the northern edge of the Indian plains. From here, heading northwards,
the road twists and turns up into the Himalayan foothills, passing through
forests and villages to the valleys of Thimphu and Paro.
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