Nestled under the ribbons of clouds that bloat across the hillsides, and within convexes of rainforests is Thimphu, the most notably modern city in Bhutan. Amidst the signs of modernization (restaurants, Internet cafes, clubs, shopping centers), Thimphu still retains the same cultural identity and values that define Bhutan as a deeply religious nation. Travelers will be welcomed to find out that Thimphu is equipped with ATM banking facilities, perfect for those on the road to stock up on some currency.
A highly curious feature of Thimphu is that it is the only capital city in the world without traffic lights, instead major intersections have policemen directing traffic in elaborately decorated booths. This unique juxtaposition of ancient tradition and modern lifestyle makes Thimphu the ideal location for visitors to immerse themselves fully into the contemporary Bhutanese singular way of life.