Built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, Cheri monastery sits on a rocky hillside and is frequented by monks to meditate.
30 minute drive towards the north of Thimphu leads to the end of the asphalt road. A traditional cantilever bridge connects the adjacent bank of the Thimphu River. An hour hike upwards leads to the first Monastery built in Bhutan. Cheri monastery was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The monastery is built on a rocky hillside and is frequented by monks to meditate.