Handicraft Market in Thimphu

Handicraft Market in Thimphu- A Mecca for All Shopaholics

‘The capital of Bhutan will steal your breath with its beauty’

Handicraft Market is an ideal for those people who have been looking for Bhutanese traditions’ crafts and artwork.

Thimphu-a place full of mystery:

Thimphu is a unique blend of cultural day life and modern nightlife. It replaced Punakha as the administrative capital in the year 1961. The city is beautifully dotted with vintage monasteries, oriental architectural buildings, and lined streets that merge together in the clock tower avenue where cultural programs are held.

This capital city draws the attention of the visitors as it is the venue for clubs, bars and shopping centers which are popping up here and are not that common in other parts of the country. Breathtaking views of mountains, serene monasteries and a unique blend of modern lifestyle and cultural heritage make Thimphu a must visit destination in Bhutan.

 The beauty of the Handicraft Market will overwhelm you:

Thimphu is the place, where you can explore both the traditional life along with modern life. Among all places in Thimphu, the Handicrafts Market will attract you the most for its colorful vibes. It is also known as the Authentic Bhutanese Crafts Bazaar. There are almost 100 shops in this market with alluring souvenirs. These shops which are lined in a row at a mile’s stretch crafted from bamboo, selling colorful authentic handicraft of Bhutan.

The shopkeepers in the shops mostly are Bhutanese women who will always welcome you with a heartwarming smile. All the products in the shops are procured from the local villages of Bhutan. It is a market where you can spend long hours shopping.

Worried about the route to reach the Handicrafts Market?

Don’t be! Here we are giving you detailed information about it-

By air: The best way to reach Thimphu is by taking a flight from your nearest town to Paro International Airport. At the airport, you will get several hired taxies to reach Thimphu and it will take 1hr to reach.

By rail: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and from there, you can opt for shared cars or taxies to reach Thimphu.

After reaching Thimphu and get refreshed in a hotel, if you want to take a leisure stroll in the market, just rent a car up to the Handicrafts Market. You will get several car rental services in Thimphu for going to the Market. You have to choose the best one after doing proper bargaining according to your budget.

Some highlighted Points about Handicraft Market:

Distance from the main city of Thimphu- 1.2km

Location- At the center of Thimphu below Norzin Lam

Opening Hours- 10 am to 6 pm

Things to buy- Prayer Wheels, Metal Tea Pots, Singing Bowls, Masks, Kira, Jewelry, Scarves, Thangkas, cymbals etc

Best time to Visit- Throughout the year

Bhutan’s tradition & culture is so vast, so you could not be able to explore in one day. Handicrafts Market is one of them, which showcase the cultural life of Bhutan. So, don’t miss the opportunity to visit this colorful market.

Popular FAQS-

Q. What are the best nearby hotels to stay in Thimphu?

A. The best nearby hotels to stay in Thimphu are Gakyil Hotel, Hotel Phuntsho Pelri, and Hotel Galingkha.

Q. What are the famous Handicrafts Shops in Thimphu?

A. The most famous Handicrafts Shops are Dolkar Handicrafts, Norling Handicrafts, Handicrafts Emporium, Druk Trin Rural Handicrafts Center, Choki Handicrafts etc.

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