Best Shopping in Paro
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Best time to visit
May - Nov
About Shopping Guide in Paro
The nation of Bhutan is a small country and a large part of economy is dependent on tourism. The local industries and economy have long since acclimatised to the presence of tourists and adapted to cater to their needs and wants. The shopping opportunities in Paro cater to all needs of the tourists and provide great variation and traditional souvenirs with modern touch. Shopping in Paro is easy and with so many options presents a simple affair of choosing what one likes or takes fancy to.
Here are some places to visit for Shopping in Paro, Bhutan.
1. Lama Tshering Dorji General Shop
The Lama Dorji general shop is not a typical general shop for tourists. It caters to the locals and the monks and has a diverse range of items that may seem obscure to the visitors at first but are fascinating when one browses through them. From amulets, to divination dice, to incense, to butter lamps one can find everything needed to build a personal altar back in their homes.
2. Chencho Handicrafts
The largest collection of woven, embroidered and dyed indigenous garments in the city can be found at the Chencho Handicrafts. It has its own weavers working in the shop itself giving it more local product vibe. The shop is located on the corner of town square and even though the prices are at the higher end, one can bargain to gain a favourable price. One can also find decorative handmade items and other handicrafts to take back home.
3. Kuenphen Terzoed Weaving and Handicraft House
A truly family business, the Kuenphen Terzoed weaving and handicraft house focuses on the women’s traditional wear, the ‘Kira’. Kira is a hand woven by the owner himself and the dress is tailored by his wife. One can get a number of beautiful variants and there are also tablecloths, bed runners and embroidered scarves up for sale.
4. Yuesel Handicrafts
A true souvenir shot, the Yuesel Handicrafts has a wide range of gifts and souvenirs to choose from. One can buy incense, tea, masks, cane boxes, books and even traditional locks from here. The shop also offers dried mushrooms, ceramics and cordyceps and other such antique pieces which can be exported.
5. Made in Bhutan
Before leaving Bhutan, shopping in Paro Bhutan can be made memorable and one can take a piece of Bhutan with themselves to home and forever cherish the memory. The Made in Bhutan shop has some of the most expensive and exquisite pieces you’ll find in a souvenir shop. One can buy silver amulets, carved block prints and even cheaper items like fridge magnets and other such souvenirs.
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FAQ's of Paro
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Yes, there are roadways to Paro from India via Phuentsholing border. There are buses and cabs from the border area that drop passengers to Paro.
One can visit all the other monasteries like Rinpung Dzong, Dungtse Lhakhang and the National Museum. In activities, there are trekking and biking routes to explore the wilderness of Bhutanese Himalayas.
Paro has the sole international airport of the country, as well as the significant monastery of Taktsang. Together, these two make Paro very important in Bhutan tourism.
The Bhutanese Ngultrum (Nu) is the official currency of Paro and rest of Bhutan. However, Indian rupee notes and coins other than the newest 500 and 2000 rupee notes are not accepted.
The springtime from March to May and the autumn season from September to November are the best seasons to visit Paro.
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