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Changlimithang Stadium & Archery Ground

Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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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 2 days ago
Shubham S
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 2 weeks ago
MusicMandy
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Hong Kong, China
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Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Changlimithang known to be own of the war field in the ancient times is now an arena for football and archery. Changlimithang is divided into two parts, one for football and the other for archery-which is the national sport of Bhutan. One can witness archery...More

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ellenkae
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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!
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