National Memorial Chorten

It is a monument to the Third Druk Gyalpo and to World Peace.


Visitors will find elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating the Chorten throughout the day. Chorten literally means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha’.  The chorten is an extraordinary example of Buddhist architecture and artwork with its gorgeous paintings and intricate sculptures.

The chorten is a large white structure crowned with a golden spire. It is located close to the center of Thimphu city and is one of its most iconic monuments. 

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The National Memorial Chorten was consecrated on July 28, 1974 in memory of the Third King. 

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