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3 Monuments to explore in Bhutan


The landlocked mountaineous country, located in the Eastern Himalayas.

Chendebji Chorten
Chendebji ChortenTrashigang-Semtokha Hwy, Bhutan

It was built in the 18th century by Lama Zhida, to cover the remains of an evil spirit that was subdued at this spot. Legend says that the evil spirit manifested as a gigantic snake.

National Memorial Chhorten, Thimphu
National Memorial Chhorten, ThimphuChhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

The Memorial Chorten, also known as Thimphu Chorten/ Memorial Stupa is one of the tallest monuments in Thimphu. Located in the southern central part of the city, in Doeboom Lam, the Stupa attracts tourists from all around the globe with its elegant architecture.

Semtokha Dzong
Semtokha DzongSemtokha, Bhutan

The name Semtokha literally means “Atop a Demon” and the legend associated with the dzong’s construction tells us that it was built in order to subdue an evil spirit that was harassing travelers in the region.

Map of Monuments to explore in Bhutan