Motithang Tourism, Bhutan

Attractions in Motithang

Motithang is a north-western suburb of Thimphu, Bhutan. The Chubachu River divides the district from Kawajangsa further north and Chubachu district lies to the east. Meaning "the meadow of pearls", the area only developed as a residential area in the 1980s, following the initial establishment of the Motithang Hotel in 1974, on the occasion of the coronation of Jigme Singye Wangchuck. At the time, the hotel was located in the middle of forest, separated from the city by farmland but today this area has grown up with houses and gardens. Aside from the Motithang Hotel, the district contains several notable state guest houses such as the Kungacholing and Lhundupling, Rapten Apartments and the Amankora Thimphu. It also contains the National Commission for Cultural Affairs, a UNICEF station and several grocery stores, including the Lhatshog supermarket.Schools include Motithang Higher Secondary School and Jigme Namgyal School. There is also a notable takin wildlife sanctuary in the district, named Motithang Takin Preserve.

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Facts and Stats for Motithang*

  • Pollution Statistics in Motithang

    Know the pollution level of Motithang before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Motithang: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Motithang for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Motithang.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Motithang - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 50.57 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 42.59 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 18.64 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Motithang

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Motithang

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 104.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 14.95 USD

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