Shopping in Bhutan
We do not have one stop shop or the commission based shop. All is yours and free to walk round the market/ Town. Shopping in Bhutan largely revolves around traditional arts and crafts, textiles and clothes, religious symbols and mementos, and perhaps most prominently, locally produced delicacies.
Weekend markets are very colourful affairs and display some of the best of Bhutanese textiles and jewellery among other things. The Thimphu market, held regularly on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, is a shoppers' delight and not to be missed.
Handicrafts, weaving, wood carving and similar activities are a way of life in Bhutan. Most of the products are actually made for use in Bhutanese households and apart from being great Bhutanese souvenirs, have practical uses too.