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Reviewed January 14, 2016

I was really lucky to catch this on the first day of my trip, because I landed in Bhutan on a Sunday.

There is a wide selection of Bhutanese items to buy from - got my friends a few bracelets from here.

Only problem I would say is that everything feels quite touristy - not many Bhutanese were actually shopping here.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank vivianyeong
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is a great place to spend some time at Thimphu. This weekend market is in the center of the town and the market is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The freshness of vegetables is some thing to be seen to believe. The varieties of green chilies is amazing, and you will astonished to know that Bhutanese eat lots of really spicy chilies. The other vegetable ( not really ) is the types of mushrooms that were being sold. The local red rice and a variety of corn rice ( mixture of broken corn and broken rice ) is again very Bhutanese style of eating rice and available in many different variants. I love the clean way the betel leaves and betel nuts are packed and sold, practically every Bhutanese is a consumer of the betel leaves and nuts. A local variety of puffed rice is sold and Bhutanese typically put this puffed rice in their salt tea and have it, we found that very tasty and recommend everybody to try. The market is segregated into Bhutanese Organic vegetable area, Indian vegetable area, Grain market etc. The cleanliness of the market is something to be really appreciated. Overall a very happy experience and recommend a visit if you are visiting during the weekend.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

It's a vegetable market at the end of the day. There's nothing special about it apart from the fact that it's extremely clean and well organized.
I won't recommend to give it a priority but it can be seen in passing.
It can be contrasted from India in the fact that it's very neat and the shopkeepers are very well behaved.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed June 18, 2015

The market is massive and while there are many of the same "types" of vendors at the stalls, it is still worth wandering through the market for a short time. Important to know is that this is a locals market and therefore most of what you will find are unique types of foods. There were not many stalls when we were there that had clothing/household items/souvenirs/etc.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed May 11, 2015

This has to be on you itinerary if you like to get a han gof the local life. It's a very well oragnized weekend market that gets set up on Fridays and is open through Sunday. There's an impressive range of fresh veggies, fruits, incense sticks, cheeses, Paan and what not.

Check detailed pics here: https://bhutanesque.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/thimphu/

Date of experience: May 2015
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