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Jigme Dorji National Park

Jigme Dorji National Park

Finally, he attended Ugyen Wangchuck Academy at Satsham Choten in Paro , which was established in , along with a class of selected students from all over Bhutan. One of the constraints in education and health was the lack of qualified people. Soon afterwards, he went to study at St.

Jigme Singye Wangchuck

Glacire National Park

Langjupakha[ edit ] View of Thimphu from the southern part of Langjupakha in the northeastern part of the city. Langjupakha is a northeastern district of Thimphu. This elegant structure is built in a fusion of Bhutanese and modern architecture with high tech facilities. It presently houses the Ministries of Planning and Foreign Affairs.

The National Assembly, which used to meet in the Tashechhoe Dzong untilis now held in this building in an elaborately decorated assembly hall at the end of two long decorated corridors. The National Assembly meets here twice a year. The banquet hall is also close by. The Chubachu River divides the district from Kawajangsa further north and Chubachu district lies to the east. Meaning Jigme Dorji National Park meadow of pearls”, the area only developed as a residential area in the s, following the initial establishment of the Motithang Hotel inon the occasion of the coronation of Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

Aside from the Motithang Hotel, the district contains several notable state guest houses such as the Kungacholing and LhunduplingRapten Apartments and the Amankora Thimphu.

Sangyegang[ edit ] Sangyegang is a western district, north of the Chubachu River but south of Zilukha. It contains the Sangyegang Telecom Tower and a golf course to the east which expands north in the Zilukha part of the city. Zamazingka[ edit ] Zamazingka is an eastern district, located across the Wang Chu River from the city centre.

The main road is Dechen Lam, which follows the line of the river and connects the district to Yangchenphug in the north and eventually leads to Paro to Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt south. In the early 15th century with his multiple talents he popularly became the Leonardo da Vinci of the Great Himalayas.

A golf course spans much of the district flanking the lower eastern part. It was then a hamlet of a few houses built, around the Tashichhoe Jigme Dorji National Park. The city has expanded slowly over the years along river banks and on high ground. Lower plains along the river have also been occupied. It was only after the country was opened for foreign visitors that it grew rapidly.

Thimphu is now a major city with all civic amenities such as well planned wide roads with traffic police controlling the traffic, banks, hotels and restaurants, institutions of arts, culture, media, sports and also the traditional dzongsmonasteries and chortens. Consequently, a boom in property value in Thimphu has been reported. In the non-residential area, 9.

The Thimphu Structure Plan is a modern urban development plan for the Thimphu city, evolved inwith the objective of protecting the fragile ecology of the valley, including its rivers and forests. This planning was necessitated due to growth of automobiles and pressure on the public health infrastructure in the town centre, restrictions imposed on plot coverage and building heights.

The plan was approved by the Council of Ministers in There are some disputed areas between land owners and stakeholders, which has resulted in the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank requesting the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement MOWHS to resolve the issues through a process of the agreement, before further funds are released. The southern entrance of the city at Simtokha Dzong anchors the city limits with the Northern and Western limits of the Wang Chuu Valley.

Parks and footpaths will be developed along riverfronts, and no construction will be allowed within 30 metres 98 feet of a river or stream. Many of the economic activities that take place in the city, along with military and police infrastructure, would be moved. It…

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Petrified Forest National Park Fossils

The km-long route gives you the perfect opportunity to admire the natural beauty of Bhutan from a different perspective. Wangchuck envisioned different planning system for the 5th FYP —86 [26] emphasising decentralisation. Many of the economic activities that take place in the city, along with military and police infrastructure, would be moved. It is expected that by this time, the city’s population will have increased to ,