Surrounded by pine forests and situated on the outskirts of Thimphu's smartest district in the upper reaches of the Thimphu Valley, Amankora Thimphu is a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Kingdom's booming capital. Dzong-like architecture incorporates high stone, white-washed buildings accessed through an enclosed arrival court; think Le Corbusier meets traditional Bhutanese architecture. Stairs lead from this entry point to a dramatic combined living and dining room with soaring ceilings and wood panelled walls. Adjacent is a very pleasant flagstone outdoor dining deck with views over the nearby stream and blue pine forest. This sumptuous experience is complimented by a fantastic spa.