Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Thimphu

Norzin Lam Craft Stalls

Dozens of craft stalls line the middle of Norzin Lam opposite the Taj Tashi hotel. It's the single best place to shop for crafts, with stalls selling everything from embroidered boots to handmade paper.
Arts & Crafts in Thimphu

Choki Handicrafts

Choki sells masks, thangkas, paintings and other souvenirs, while an affiliated shop downstairs specialises in painted Bhutanese furniture, including lama tables called choektse. Many products come from the affiliat…
Books in Thimphu

DSB Books

Thimphu's best selection of magazines and newspapers, as well as coffee-table and other books on Buddhism, Bhutan and the region. It's on the ground floor of Jojo's Shopping Complex; enter from the lane behind Chang…
Clothing in Thimphu

Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre

This private centre at the south end of Thimphu produces handwoven textiles and has a selection of cloth and ready-made garments for sale (scarves, belts, jackets). You can watch weavers at work (not Sunday) and pho…
Stamps in Thimphu

Philatelic Bureau

Thimphu's main post office is the unlikely location for one of Bhutan's most unique gifts. Bring a favourite digital photo on a USB stick or have a portrait taken on the spot and staff will print you a sheet of pers…
Sports & Outdoors in Thimphu

Sachok Enterprise

If you are desperate for a piece of gear for your trek, this place has a limited range of genuine and fake brand-name equipment, and the owner is honest about what's what. Sleeping bags, water purification tablets a…
Arts & Crafts in Thimphu

Sangay Arts & Crafts

You can purchase works by students of the National Institute for Zorig Chusum at this nearby shop, run by a former student.
Food in Jakar

Yoser Lhamo Shop

Yoser Lhamo is the main outlet for the Swiss Farm enterprises. The shop sells Red Panda beer, apple juice, peach brandy and apple or honey wine, as well as soft Gouda or hard Emmental cheese at Nu 600 per kilogram. …
Arts & Crafts in Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar

National Handloom Development Project

Three kilometres beyond Khaling is the National Handloom Development Project, operated by the National Women’s Association of Bhutan (NWAB). It contracts out weaving and provides cotton yarn on credit to about 400 v…
Arts & Crafts in Trongsa

Phuntsho Wangmo Bakery & General Shop

Phuntsho stocks a small selection of hand-woven textiles, masks and jewellery alongside its less-exotic bakery goods.