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Within easy reach of the Bhutanese capital of Thimpu (population 80,000 – think Weston-super-Mare. Actually, don’t) Amankora Thimpu is designed to resemble a dzong or fortress monastery.
The whitewashed stone property, surrounded by forests of blue pines, has 16 extremely comfortable suites similar to those at Amakora Gangtey, with dark wood interiors, large windows and lovely views into the woods. The spacious bathrooms provide terrazzo clad baths with views of the pine forest through a small vertical window.
The suites and a wood-clad and high ceilinged living/dining room sit around and overlooking a central courtyard and when the weather is good guests can eat outside on a terrace with views over the forests and a babbling stream. As if all this wasn't relaxing enough, there is a small spa with treatment rooms and a steam room.
Activities on offer include visits to Thimpu, a nearby dzong (fortress monastery) or a hidden monk village.
Thimpu is great for its markets, museums and the King's spectacular dzong fortress. Also worth a peek nearby is the venerable 16th century Pangri Zampa, a school for trainee monk astrologers. Only in Bhutan.
Frances, Original Traveller