The National Memorial Chorten, venue for the 3rd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, was built to honour the memory of His late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and for peace to prevail in this world.
It is believed that the construction of a chorten generates enormous merit, which will benefit all living beings on earth. It had been His late Majesty the Third Druk Gyalpo’s cherished dream to build a magnificent chorten in Thimphu for the benefit of all sentient beings. After His Majesty passed away in 1972, the chorten was built in memory of the King, under the patronage of His Majesty’s mother, Her Majesty Phuntsho Choden.
Today, it is an important landmark in Thimphu, and a place for devotees across the social spectrum to offer prayers and circumambulate.