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“Never seen such a clean market”

Centenary Farmers Market
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Bhutan Walking Holidays - Beyond the Clouds
Ranked #1 of 10 Shopping in Thimphu
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had heard quite a bit about the farmer's market but were still pleasantly surprised on coming here. It's the cleanest market I've seen till date. This is despite the presence of wet items like fruits, vegetables & fish here.

Farmers from the surrounding villages of Thimphu come over Friday to Sunday & set up stalls to sell their fresh produce. This also means that most of Thimphu does its weekly shopping here.

You can find dairy products, grains, fish, fruits, vegetables, & spices here. A few interesting items were betel nut, cordyceps, & incense. The colors & smells are sure to tantalize. Be sure to pick stuff from here - organic done right!

Thank prpa
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

After watching the national game of archery we walked to this Centenary Farmers Market. Its really a big local market where we understood from our guide most buyers from out of town would come buy their goods. Section by section we saw different produce. Rice, vegetables, fruits then upstairs where they specialise in purely local produce. Doma(areca nut and betel leaf with a dash of lime) seems to be the common demand together with the different incense. Colorful as well as exciting to see the many produce in a land locked country. Its amazing how the locals can afford some produce, like a bottle of raw honey can cost BTN350-BTN3500 for a 500ml bottle. They even sell saffron and cordycep.

Thank Lee_family_219053
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Spent about an hour walking through the market, which is organized by different types of goods such as grains and vegetables. Lots of variety of goods and some interesting people watching.

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is the cleanest local open vegetable market I had ever visited anywhere in my life. Recommended to visit if you want to find local flavor of the available vegetables and fruits.

Thank Tawhid R
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Great market to explore with an amazing range of produce. Fruit, vegetables, fish mainly dired, the list is endless. The people are friendly and are happy to let you try things. It is extensive and give you a good insight into how the Bhutanese people buy their food.

Thank getdihere
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