After breakfast, leave Punakha early in the morning and drive straight to Thimphu, which will take 2 and a half hours. Check into your hotel and explore sight-seeing in the surrounding areas:
Traditional Arts and Crafts Painting School
Visiting the painting school, where students are taught 13 different traditional arts and crafts over six years.
National Textile Museum
It's a fantastic museum that preserves the traditional art of weaving and displays a large collection of ancient coloured textiles in various formats. You can see how locals wave the magnificent exhibits while doing spot surgery using intricate instruments.
Bhutan Postal Museum
Bhutan's Postal Museum displays all of Bhutan's communication and postal system's successes and evolutions over time. Furthermore, you can have your images printed on postage stamps before pasting them on postcards and sending them to your family and friends.
Centenary Farmer’s Market (Open from Thursday. to Sunday.)
The market, which is buzzing with activity along the Wangchu River, serves as a trade centre for city inhabitants and valley dwellers. On the market, you may find a broad variety of meals as well as local handicrafts and crafts. It starts on Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday evening. Negotiatewith the locals and take in the colourful environment.
Visit the Takin Preserve to get a closer look at Bhutan's national animal, the Takin, which is only found there. These endangered animals can weigh up to 550 pounds and can be found in herds at a very high altitude of roughly 4,000 meters.
National Memorial Chorten (Stupa)
In 1974, the National Memorial Chorten was built in honour of Bhutan's third King, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The King was largely considered as the father of modern Bhutan, and the Bhutanese held him in high regard. In Bhutan, the word "chorten" literally means "seat of trust," and Buddhists sometimes refer to such monuments as the "Mind of Buddha."
Kuenselphodrang (Known as Buddha Point)
Kuenselphodrang is a famous Bhutanese landmark where the country's tallest Buddha statue stands. You can see the Thimphu valley and the spectacular distant panorama of mountain peaks from the hill.
The late king and the central monk body renovated a once splendid religious fortification built-in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel into the current building.
A one-of-a-kind shopping site where you can learn about Bhutanese traditions and buy handcrafted items with Bhutanese characteristics. Craftsmen and artists from all across the country present and sell their handicrafts in some of the Bazaar's handicraft stores, which you can visit.Evening stroll through Thimphu town and a visit to local handicraft shops. Stay in a hotel in Thimphu for the night.