Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial

Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Memorial

a huge stupa in memory of the deceased 3rd King of Bhutan

Location: 

Memorial Chorten, Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

Duration: 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck: 3rd King (Druk Gyalpo) of Bhutan
  2. Memorial Chorten Thimphu: in memory of the deceased king
  3. Stupa: unlike many others, this does not enshrine human remains
  4. Prayer rolls: elderly Bhutanese people walk around all day
  5. Tibetans: meeting some of the friendliest and happy people

Image sources

  1. Memorial Chorten for Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
  2. Old Bhutanese walking around the memorial
  3. Entrance with security check (for tourists)
  4. Huge prayer rolls to spin and walk around
  5. Inside of one of the religious temples

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