Amankora Thimphu sits in a blue pine forest in the upper reaches of the Motithang area of the Thimphu Valley. The valley is at an altitude of 2,350m surrounded by richly forested mountains dotted with ancient monasteries and temples. While boasting easy access to the capital’s sights and shopping, it remains a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the Kingdom’s main commercial centre.
The resort's dzong-inspired architecture incorporates whitewashed stone buildings accessed through an enclosed arrival courtyard. Stairs lead from this entryway to a combined Living and Dining Room with soaring ceilings and wood-panelled walls. An outdoor dining deck provides views of the nearby stream and surrounding forest. The décor in the 16 suites is cool and contemporary yet richly luxurious and the onsite spa is perfect for those looking for a little indulgence and pampering.
In the capital of Thimphu you can visit the National Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum and the bustling Changlingmethang Market where Himalayan jewellery and Bhutanese handicrafts and textiles are on sale. Amankora provides easy access for exploring this fascinating area whilst also embracing the tranquil serenity of this remote corner of the Himalayas. The perfect spot for combining cultural exploration with an indulgent, peaceful hideaway.
Why we like it
- Intimate, tranquil, luxurious
- Shopping for jewellery & fabric
- The balance of culture & nature
- Remote yet accessible