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Business hours

Government offices open at 9am and close at 5pm in the summer and 4pm in the winter, Monday to Friday. Banks are open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday and 9am till noon Saturday. Shops are usually open from 8am to 8pm or 9pm. In Phuentsholing shops are open on Saturday and Sunday, but closed Tuesday. Some restaurants in Thimphu stay open as late as 10pm, but many close earlier. Nightclubs and discos stay open till the early morning on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and most bars are closed on Tuesday – the national ‘dry’ day.

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