Clock Tower Square of Thimphu

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Timings : 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Clock Tower Square, Thimphu Overview

Situated in the heart of town, Clock Tower Square is an architecture marvel and a pleasure to eyes. It is basically a tower with four clock faces, which makes it different from any other building or structure in Bhutan. One of the most popular site among visitors, people usually visit here in the evening to enjoy the beautiful paintings and carvings. There are many restaurants, souvenir shops and hotels near this tower, making it one of the most busy sites in the town.

Sometimes live music takes place in around here, which adds to the ambience of the clock tower square. There are many shopping centres around, so you can shop for souvenirs from your relatives and friends. For kids, there is a small playground also, which a good picnic spot and a good place to spend your evening. Spinning the colourful prayer wheels is another fun task to do here. If you are lucky enough, then you might catch a concert or a small play happening around here.

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A Performance at Clock Tower Square, Thimphu (Source)

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Architecture of the Clock Tower Square

The tower boasts fine Bhutanese architecture skills. All the four faces of this tower have a clock and there are beautiful carvings on the walls. The paintings and carvings of dragons and flowers are exquisite and marvellous. Around the tower, the shopping centres and buildings are three-storied and constructed in traditional Bhutanese style. The sloping roofs and whitewashed walls give a uniformity to the overall structure.

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Places to Eat at in Clock Tower Square

There is no dearth of nice restaurants around Clock Tower Square. The places offer delicious Bhutanese cuisine, and some of them extend their menu to Indian delicacies as well. Zombala, Ambient cafe, The zone etc are some of the nice hangout places to dine at reasonable prices.

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How To Reach Clock Tower Square of Thimphu

Located below Norzin Lam, the Clock Tower is situated in the heart of Thimphu. It is easily accessible from all parts of the town. Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, Memorial Chorten and Folk Heritage Museum are located at a walking distance from here.

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