The memorial chorten in Thimphu was built in the honor of the Third King of Bhutan. The Tibetan style white washed stupa is crowned with a golden crescent moon and the sun. The monument attracts many religion faithful early in the morning to circumambulate while the commuters to work and students hastily complete their worship ritual and leave the complex. As the day warms up, an influx of senior citizens gather around the monument to recite prayers and also find good company that will keep them engaged for the rest of the days.
The stupa has beautiful mandalas painted on the walls and ceilings. A circular stairs takes tourists to the second and the third floor where they can come out to the open balcony and take in an amazing view of the Thimphu city.