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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  • Since we stayed at the hotel located on this square, we had to pass the square many times. Shops, café, restaurants…the tower clock is a half broken (moves but never shows the correct time). Nicely li...  more »
  • We stopped by this place for lunch. It offers a good choice for variety of food. You could loiter around to see small to medium sized shops. Prices are reasonable. The clock is beautiful. One can visi...  more »
  • You are unlikely to miss this spot, located at the center of town and surrounded by cafes, shops and ATM locations. Also the venerable Druk Hotel embraces part of the square. An unremarkable clock is ...  more »
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  • Good place to enjoy, wander, sitting, gossiping, marketing and grasping the scenic beauty. It's really a good place with calm and quiet atmosphere. Only one thing bad is that the prices of everything in the market complex is too high.
  • Mostly open events are organised here ..n easy access to market for shopping. A popular site for Young forks..
  • Popular venue for public events and spectacles, close enough to most hotels and markets to make it a good spot to regroup/rendezvous for tourists.
  • Nice place to spend time. You can sit here and relax for a moment. There is a market along the edge, so you can go shopping also.
  • Nice place to loaf around , take rest or just time pass. Not really big but not congested. Shopping and restaurants around . Wallet parking 10 for 30 mins.

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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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