National Memorial Chorten,Thimphu
The National Memorial chorten is white with spares of gold. It was built in 1974 by Queen mother Ashi Phuentsho Choden Wangchuk in honor of the third king of Bhutan who was also known as father of Modern Bhutan. It is located at south centre of Thimphu city just nearby Bhutan’s biggest hospital (Jigme Dorji National Referral Hospital). Visitors will see elderly as well as young Bhutanese people circumambulating the temple through the day with chanting mantras. Inside you will find mandalas, paintings, statues and shrines dedicated to the king.