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Thimphu

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

There’s almost nothing in Thimphu to cause concern. Extraordinary numbers of stray dogs roam at will and bark across town at each other all night, but earplugs solve that problem quite easily. Beware of steep/missing/broken steps and open drains on the pavements. Be careful crossing roads and don’t trust cars to stop when you are on a pedestrian crosswalk.