Dechenphu, Tango and Cheri monasteries are located near the city. Dechenchoeling Palace, the official residence of the King, is just north.
The city hosts a colourful masked-dance festival (tsechhu) at the end of summer, which is popular with tourists.
Thimphu is the only national capital that does not have traffic lights. When local authorities installed a set of lights recently, people complained that they were too impersonal and so the authorities had to withdraw them.
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