Clock Tower Square
Clock Tower Square is a square situated in the core of Thimphu Valley is one of the most happening spots to visit in Bhutan. It is the site of the famous tower with four clock faces. Limited by bistro, shops, and cafe. It was entitled with this name for lodging the notable Clock Tower.
This square is located below Norzin Lam, Thimphu above the national football stadium in the heart of the capital.
The Clock-tower has a typical Bhutanese architectural outlook with rich Bhutanese carvings and paintings. There are traditional hand crafted dragon with golden painting on all the four faces of the tower which symbolizes the county as an independent dragon kingdom. The tower has beautiful paintings and carvings of flowers which add more magnificence to the tower.
The shops, restaurants and hotels in the clock tower square have a blend of fine traditional and modern architectural Bhutanese design with multi-colored wood frontages, small arched windows, and sloping roofs. The buildings around the square are all small three storied structures.
Water fountains and traditional Bhutanese Mani Lhalhor (prayer wheels) make the place an ideal location to catch up with Thimphu. Prayer wheels are seen almost everywhere around the country which is a Bhutanese way of life and belief that turning them brings good luck.
The square often serves as a platform for various events and activities such as fund-raising events, movie award ceremony, trade fairs, live musical shows and many more. There is also a small play ground opposite to the tower where kids can play. The square has even played host to the Indo-Bhutan friendship car rally.
Timing to Visit Clock Tower Square
In spite of the fact that this Square is the most happening spot to visit in Thimphu Valley, guests are encouraged to visit the place before 8 pm. As the cafes and bistro situated in the square, closes by 8 pm and the once exuberant feeling become creepy and forlorn.
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