Thimphu in

One Day

After your hotel breakfast, head down to the Weekend Market and explore the traditional produce stalls before crossing the atmospheric cantilever bridge to the souvenir stalls on the east bank of the Wang Chhu. If the market isn't on, check the Changlimithang Archery Ground for any activity or drop into the National Textile Museum, Painting School (National Institute for Zorig Chusum) or Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory to watch artisans at work or track down that unique souvenir. Visit the Zombala 2 restaurant for a light lunch of momos (deep-fried or steamed dumplings) or the trendy Ambient Café or Karma's Coffee for coffee and cake. Round off the afternoon by checking out the numerous shopping centres for handicrafts or pop into the post office to get a set of stamps with your very own pretty face on them. As beer o'clock approaches, head towards The Zone. After-dinner entertainment can be found in one of the many clubs or catch a live Bhutanese band at Mojo Park.