Thimphu also spelt Thimpu, is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. The city became the capital of Bhutan in 1961. The culture of Bhutan is fully reflected in Thimphu in respect of literature, religion, customs, and national dress code, the monastic practices of the monasteries, music, dance, literature and in the media.
Norzin Lam is the city's main thoroughfare and is lined with hotels, shopping complexes and hotels. Tshechu is an important festival when mask dances, popularly known as Cham dances, are performed in the courtyards of the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu.