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. To visit Clock Tower Square and other attractions in Thimphu, use our Thimphu vacation builder.
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  • August 10, 2017
    We crossed the square many times during our visit. There was trash and empty bottles in many corners. Springs were without water but filled with empty containers. Several missing slabs would make it r...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    One of the most lively places in thimpu. The crowd and place have positive vibes. Nearby cafe and restaurants are really nice.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    With our hotel next to this popular landmark we could see the same almost every day we were in Thimphu and even from our suite window. A lovely amphitheater around the clock Tower and prayer wheels ar...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    Mostly open events are organised here ..n easy access to market for shopping. A popular site for Young forks..
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 3, 2017
    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.
  • April 17, 2017
    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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