Weekend Market In Thimphu

Weekend Market in Thimphu, Bhutan

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About Weekend Market in Thimphu

The weekend market Thimphu is a permanent space on the western bank of the Wang Chu River. Located to the north of Changlimithang Stadium, the Thimphu weekend market runs every Friday to Sunday. The vendors start reaching the market from Thursday, and the market remains alive till late Sunday night. The market offers almost everything, and one can make way to the handicrafts market to get a weekend market souvenir. The vendors from villages all around the district gather at the town of Thimphu to sell their wares, and the town people look for the cheapest and best vegetables and other commodities. The whole market is divided into various sections depending on the type of commodity, and the market sells everything from local produce to imported goods.

The weekend market of Thimphu is where the locals gather to socialize and to have fun in general. The market has a wide variety of commodities, and the incense area is a particularly exciting one with its wide range of aromatic ingredients. The pink camphor cubes and saffron are all sold here which are used for flavouring the holy water given to the pilgrims in Lhakhang. One can also find dried fish, soft cheese and wild honey from South Bhutan all at this market. Some other commodities sold here are fruits, leg of yak, red and white rice, and a whole of strange spices and herbs native to this beautiful country. Almost all commodities of daily and commercial use are sold here and can be considered the pulse of the city of Thimphu.


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    The weekend market has over 100 stalls and a multitude of commodities to buy from the vendors or even take a souvenir.

     

    No, the country has made it illegal to take antiques of Bhutan outside and as such one is not allowed to take antiques bought in Bhutan across the border.

     

    Yes, photography is allowed in the Weekend Market.

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