Today is the day when your real excursion starts. Get ready, have your breakfast and head towards your first destination for the day i.e. Kuesnsel Phodrang or the Buddha Statue. Overlooking the picturesque Thimphu valley, the great Buddha statue is the most visited tourist place in Bhutan. Also known as Buddha Point it houses the Great Buddha Dordenma which was inaugurated on the fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuk’s 60th anniversary in the year 2015. Post this you’ll be visiting National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. The Chorten Memorial is Thimphu’s most visible Tibetan religious site. Chorten, meaning the Seat of Faith is a gorgeous work of architecture. Representing the World Peace, it was built as a memorial for Third Druk Gyalpo. Next to this is the Folk Heritage Museum which was established in 2001. It gives you glimpses of traditional Bhutanese lifestyle. An impressive collection of ancient tools and household objects, the museum depicts the skills, customs, habits, and rural traditions of the people in Bhutan.
Have your lunch and make a move to Sangaygang View Point which is the BBS Tower/ Bhutanese Broadcasting Service Tower. Built atop the hill, the tower offers the best views of the city. From a very short distance to BBS is Takin Preserve Centre which is mainly visited to witness the oddball mammals. Following this, visit Changangkha Monastery. Resting like a fortress above the Thimphu central, it hums with the activities of pilgrims. It is frequented by the parents to get names for the newborns. The last place for the day to explore is Tashichho Dzong. Situated alongside the banks of Wangchhu River, it is the main building which houses the Throne room and other offices of the King. With this, your exploration for the day comes to an end. Head back to your hotel, have your dinner, and have a sound sleep. The next day is full of some amazing adventures.