Clock Tower Square, Thimphu

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Take a stroll around Clock Tower Square, a spacious square notable for its landmark clock tower. Surrounded by traditional Bhutanese buildings, including a famous hotel, the centrally located square remains a popular gathering spot for locals and offers a chance to rest from sightseeing, take in the city atmosphere, and people-watch. Admire the ornate four-faced clock tower, adorned with vibrant paintings and reliefs, or turn a prayer wheel for good luck. Clock Tower Square is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Thimphu Edition.
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  • A famous landmark in Thimphu. The town Square has a clock tower covered in colorful Bhutanese carvings and paintings. You will find a variety of prayer wheels, local shops and coffee shop. If you have...  more »
  • We were passing through this place. Seemed to be quite happening place and local market around there.  more »
  • it was one of the places i have visited during my stay in kisa hotel. this place was nearby and this place had an interesting atmosphere to it.  more »
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  • A good place to to be around with your kids and family. You will feel good when you will see the kids playing and cycling out there. It's really a blessed feeling.
  • It is located in city center of Thimpu and is a pretty chilled out place with few seats. You can keep coming back here when you have nothing to do to just laze around. Around it, there are few cafes which are worth a try like our favourite tower cafe.
  • It is the centre of Thimphu city bustling with Bhutanese casual crowd. Nice place to hang out in the afternoon. Lots of affordable hotels and restaurants around. Few blocks north of this place has an upbeat night club and a few good food joints. The clock needs fixing.
  • Nice place. BHUTAN, the only carbon negative country in the world is a country of mountains and valleys with stunning natural scenery. Its the Happiest country of the world…. because they celebrate even a smallest pleasures of life.
  • One of the main attractions of thimphu city. You can visit the clubs around here (mojo rock is personal recommendation), visit the football stadium or try your luck at archery. Also, there are many Cafes around the square, you may as well explore those. Ambient cafe is again a personal recommendation

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As the capital, Thimphu features the largest range of accommodations in the kingdom. Only opening up to international tourism in the 1970's, the list remains relatively small, but the city remains in a period of development, so more options are arriving each year. Take a look along Norzim Lam, the main thoroughfare, for a number of small hotels, both budget and standard. Located close to the main attractions in the city, and overlooking the most attractive public plazas and parks, a small number of charming hotels offer mid-range and luxury rooms, with additional facilities such as pools.
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