Things to Buy In Bhutan🇧🇹 – A Complete Guide for Shopaholics
Travel leaves a mark on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. While traveling you take something with you and leave some behind.
Bhutan is where heaven is under your feet as well as over your head
Bhutan officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan is a must see in the Southern-Asia. Situated in the Himalayan ranges, Bhutan is a landlocked country which has gained much popularity of being an ideal tourist destination. The enchanting natural beauty, dynamic sightseeing places, serene monasteries and the locals (Happiest people on Earth) of Bhutan demands to be witnessed a least once in a lifetime.
Bhutan is also popular for souvenir shopping and the country has developed itself for the tourists to buy handicrafts and other stuff.
What to buy in Bhutan?
Thimphu which is the capital of Bhutan is the center of Bhutan shopping. A trip to the “Land of Happiness” would be incomplete without shopping in Bhutan. You can buy Thangkas, Handmade Kira & Gho, Hand-Woven Bamboo Items, Brassware, Carpets, finely Crafted Metal products, Woven Bags, Traditional Jewellery, Yak-bone Jewellery, Masks, Stoles, and Handmade Paper. Apart from Thimphu, Paro and Phuentsholing are good places to fulfill your shopping cravings.
Where to buy in Bhutan?
As compared to most other tourist destinations in the world, Bhutan is still unexplored and has limited the number of tourists hence it has small handicraft industry.
Thimphu-an ideal place for shopping
You can buy Bhutan souvenirs from Thimphu. Thimphu, being the capital of the country and a famous tourist spot offers lots of gifts to buy in Bhutan.
Textiles of Bhutan in Thimphu-
1-National Handicrafts Emporium is a good place to buy the textiles of Bhutan.
Address- Norzing Lam, Thimphu, located near National Library,
2-Sephub Gyeltsen Tsongkhang is one of the best clothing stores in Thimphu.
Address- Norzin Lam, Thimphu
3- Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre is among the reputed private owned stores where you get demonstrations of different kinds of fabrics.
Address- Changzamtog, Southern Thimphu
Crafts and Decorative items in Thimphu-
1-National Handicrafts Emporium offers high-quality decorative items.
Address- Address- Norzing Lam, Thimphu, located near National Library,
2- Authentic Crafts Bazaar is a combination of 100 shops selling a variety of handicrafts.
Address- below Norzin Lam, right opposite the Nehru Wangchuk Cultural Centre
Apparel and Accessories in Thimphu-
1- Hong Kong Market in Thimphu is a great place for apparel shopping like Bangkok style clothes, warm woolens, modern items of clothing, and designer denims.
Address: Norzin Lam 2, Thimphu, Bhutan
2- Ethno Metho Plaza has 15 shops where you can buy Bhutanese designers, clothes, and accessories.
Address- Drentoen lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Thangkas & Local Paintings in Thimphu-
1- High-Quality Thangka Painting is the leading art gallery of Bhutan which has two branches one at Thimphu and another one is at Paro. However, the Thimphu branch is much bigger and has some quality paintings.
2- National Institute for Zorig Chusum is one of the most reputed institutes for the admirable collection of Thangkas.
Address- Near National Library Bhutan
Paro-the shopping hub of Bhutan
Paro is among the most visited sites in Bhutan for being a home to many popular tourists’ destinations and Tiger’s Nest Monastery is the most notable one among them which must be visited during your Bhutan Holidays. This is the reason that Paro today is one of the best places for shopping in Bhutan and is a paradise for shopaholics.
Textiles of Bhutan in Paro-
1-Kuenphen Terzoed Weaving and Handicraft House is a shop in Paro which specializes in Kiras.
Address- Brioche Cape in Paro main market
2-Cheencho Handicrafts is popular for having the largest collection of varieties of clothes.
Address- town square in Paro
Crafts and Decorative items in Paro-
1-Chencho Handicrafts exhibits a good collection of masks and decorative items.
Address- Town Centre, Paro, Bhutan
Apparel and Accessories in Paro-
1-Yanki’s Sales is one of the best shops where you can buy top, pants, shoes etc at affordable rates.
Address- Near taxi stand, Paro
Thangkas & Local Paintings in Paro-
1-High-Quality Thangka Painting is considered to be the greatest art gallery in Bhutan.
Address- At a distance of 5 km from the main town of Paro near the 7th-century Monastery.
2-Bhutanese Collections is among the well-known shops of Paro which is popular for the quality products such as Thangkas and paintings of the local artisans.
Address- Main Market in Paro, near the vegetable market
Q. What kind of food is available in Bhutan?
A. Bhutanese food is generally of buffet style with rice and other several dishes and curries in Bhutan are generally spicy.
Q. How is the internet speed in Bhutan?
A. Internet speed is moderate in Bhutan and most of the hotels provide Wi-Fi services.
Q. What kind of jewelry can I get in Bhutan?
A. Bhutan is a place of fascinating quality of jewelry. Necklaces and bracelets with semi-precious stones, metals are available at various jewelry shops.
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