Weekend market (Centenary Farmers Market)

Address: Thimphu, Bhutan

Dzongs, chortens and folk museums are some good choices for Bhutanese cultural exploration. Feel like finding out more about the down-to-earth lives of locals? Then you should definitely make a little trip to the weekend market, where you can have a good observation of Bhutanese lives through their trading and experience the beauty of the local culture.

In the weekend market, you will find village people attired in traditional garments selling fresh agricultural produce, such as organic vegetables and fruits, dried chillies, yak cheese, red rice and more, offering you a glimpse of the local food culture.Traditional handicrafts like masks and Bhutanese specialty herbs such as Rhodiola Rosea can be found as well. Stalls also sell products from other districts (dzongkhags) of Bhutan and India. Wandering around the stalls and chitchatting with friendly vendors will bring you cultural insights.