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Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground

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#1 experience in Thimphu!

Most important: Entry is free for witnessing any activity! True spirit of Thimphu, infact all of... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
via mobile
Always a game on!

On the weekends there are always games being played here. It seems that a single game of archery... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Mandy H
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We passby the Changlimithang Stadium and Archery Ground in Thimphu. Colourful seats and located near the Orgsnic Market.

Thank Lian Tiong G
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Most important: Entry is free for witnessing any activity! True spirit of Thimphu, infact all of Bhutan! You would be amazed by the fact that how such a peaceful happy and holy peoples can show such dedication and motivation towards the tie evening sports. Football...More

Thank ShubhamS1481
Reviewed 4 August 2018

On the weekends there are always games being played here. It seems that a single game of archery can take almost as long as a single game of cricket! We stayed for about 45min to watch, and got to see the celebratory "dance" and song...More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you get some time, do visit this place. You will be able to see some practice session. Archers hitting the target from a long distance. If you are lucky, you may see some competition also.

Thank Spurkait
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Quite an experience to witness how the two competing teams 'shooting' each other in the stadium. The range of the archery is around 120 meter (Olympic is only 50 meter) and the target is far more smaller. Athletes stand at both ends of the target...More

Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 4 July 2018

If you want to see some really incredible archery practice, this is the place! Archers hitting the target at 145m under the full moonlight, the highlight of my Thimphu trip.

Thank Pamchuila H
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure spectating the league competition. I must say the skills required is high as the archers were aiming at 150 yards. We also witnessed the song and dance when the archer hit the target.

Thank A K
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Very rare architecture stadiums in the world...i try the archery with the help of some local friends.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We walked across the Road from Hotel Norbuling we were staying and entered the Archery field. It was november 11th 2017 in the morning and we found two teams were participating in hitting a Target some 100 meters away. Whenever someone hits the target, the...More

Thank Swapan43
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

In Bhutan there are really only 2 sports people are REALLY interested in: Snooker and Archery. You can see snooker in action at any pool hall and archery being practiced in villages and along the roadside but nothing compares to witnessing the rite and ritual...More

Thank Randy H
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7 April 2017|
Response from Jessica Y | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, because their competition schedules are not online. We asked our guide to bring us to a competition if the time fits and maybe you can do the same. It is well worth spending some time to watch one!