Embrace Bhutan Cultural Tour
Thimphu | Bhutan
08 Nov 2019 | Fri
Day 02 of 13
Bamboo Supported Construction Site Thimphu
While doing our early morning walkabout in downtown Thimphu (from post Exploring Capital City Thimphu Bhutan), we came across an awesome construction site supported by bamboo.
A Real Treat
I’ve always heard about bamboo being used in construction projects in different parts of the world (like South America and Asia) and even seen it used with Temple construction projects in Thailand. But I’ve never really seen it done on a large scale (with multiple stories). So it was a treat when we came across a large bamboo-supported construction site in downtown Thimphu.
Located across the street from Druk Shopping Complex (on Norzin Lam 3), it appears to be a multi-story building when complete. At the time of our visit (November 2019), the construction progress was showing two stories. However, after recently taking a look at the same location with Google Street View (dated January 2022), it is now showing still under construction with five stories.
Take a look at the following pictures as I think you will find this type of construction to be very interesting.