Thimphu, Paro and Phuntsholing are the main cities, where people can shop locally made traditional handicrafts items. Visitors can buy woven bags, stoles, traditional design jewellery, handwoven fabric for Kira & Gho, brassware, Yak-Bone jewellery, hand-woven bamboo Items like basket, carpets,

wooden craved masks, thangkas, handmade paper and finely crafted metal products.


Bhutanese currency is Ngultrum (Nu.), it is used for all economic trades at a professional level and a local level, as well. The currency code is BTN and the symbol is Nu. 100 cents make up 1 BTN. Cents in Bhutan are called Chhertum Its officially pegged to the Indian Rupee. Also Indian Rupee is acceptable all over Bhutan except Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- currency notes.

Tours are prepaid so you’ll only need money for drinks, laundry, souvenirs and tips; for this, bring cash as ATMs are not always reliable

Credit Cards have limited acceptability and payment through credit card is accepted mainly by Deluxe hotels and few selected Handicrafts establishments only.

Cash and Travelers Cheques exchange facility is available for most of the main currencies including the US dollar, Euro, Indian Rupee, Japanese Yen, Thai

Baht, Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong dollar, Canadian dollar, Australian dollar, Singapore dollar, Danish kroner, Norwegian kroner, and Swedish kroner. Exchange rates vary.

It is also possible to have funds wired with the services of Western Union but funds cannot be accessed in all locations, and are limited in amounts and days of availability.

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