Thimphu Weekend Market

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Timings : 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

Weekend Market, Thimphu Overview

Offering endless opportunities to peek into the culture of the country and to interact with locals, the Weekend Market of Thimphu is the city's star on Saturdays and Sundays. Located at the north of Changlimithang Stadium, at the west bank of the Wang Chhu, the market is bustling with traders and customers, it looks colourful and vivid and it is an ideal place to buy souvenirs. Everything, from vegetables to accessories to postal stamps, is sold here at unbelievably low prices.

Traders come and start preparing the stalls from Thursday itself. On the weekends, the atmosphere is vibrant and is worth experiencing. Here, one actually witnesses how happy Bhutan is when they see local people roaming around tirelessly and with unmatched enthusiasm.

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Local Bhutanese People at the Weekend Market of Thimphu (Source)

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What to Buy at The Weekend Market of Thimphu

  • Eatables
From fruits to vegetables to dry fruits, every type of eatable is sold in the market. The fruits are fresh and healthy for consumption. Spices can also be bought here.

Food Vendors at Weekend Market Thimphu
Food Vendors (Source)

  • Postal Stamps
Bhutanese stamps are unique and colourful. They range from circular shape to 3D texture. These are sold at very reasonable rates here.

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Vendor at the Weekend Market of Thimphu (Source)

  • Religious Objects
Sacred things and materials, such as incense sticks, rosary etc, used during a religious ceremony and in temples and monasteries are also sold here.

Weekend Market Thimphu
Ritualistic Objects (Source)

  • Jewellery
Silver and copper jewellery is sold at unbelievably reasonable prices. The designs and intricate work is appreciable.

Bhutanese Jewellery, Weekend Market Thimphu
Bhutanese Jewellery (Source)

  • Handicrafts
Wooden and bamboo products, such as mats, carpets, baskets etc can be bought from here. Showpieces and souvenirs are also available.

Bhutanese Wooden Masks, Weekend Market Thimphu
Bhutanese Wooden Masks (Source)

How To Reach Thimphu Weekend Market

The Weekend Market of Thimphu is located in the heart of the town. Handicrafts market is very close by. National Folk Heritage Museum and Bhutan Post Office Headquarters are not even a kilometre away from here. A taxi can be hired from any part of the Thimphu to reach the market.

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