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Zhiwa Ling Ascent - Thimpu, Bhutan
“Zhiwa Ling Ascent was a joint collaboration between Austrian and Bhutanese architects and is modelled on a Bhutanese farmhouse. Set in 25 acres in a commanding position overlooking the Thimphu city and valley it offers the ultimate feeling of escape alongside simple surroundings. Enjoy rustic meals and 360º views of the valley and mountains from the charming rooftop bar.”
Complimentary bottle of wine
Located minutes from bustling Thimphu, Zhiwa Ling Ascent is a contemporary Bhutanese hotel set amid 25 acres of lush parkland. Surrounded by evergreen cypress trees, this tranquil property is modelled on a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse and offers views over Thimphu and the valley.
There are 20 deluxe and premium rooms, designed to maximise sunlight and take advantage of the glorious vistas. The minimalistic rooms encourage relaxation with a calming colour scheme accented with Bhutanese textiles.
The restaurant at Zhiwa Ling Ascent serves Bhutanese cuisine, using fresh, organic vegetables from the garden with prime cuts of meat and fish from Australia and New Zealand. There’s a well-stocked bar adjoining the restaurant, while the rooftop boasts a lounge bar with 360º views of the valley and mountains.
Activities include hiking and mountain biking, exploring Thimphu’s monasteries, nunneries and temples, learning about Bhutan’s national animal at the neighbouring takin preserve, and enjoying the view from Buddha Point.