Archery is a national obsession in Bhutan, and archery competitions are held across the country, with huge crowds admiring, and betting on, the skill of local archers. Traditionally, the Bhutanese used handmade bamboo bows, but these days, high-tech carbon fibre bows are all the rage. Archery competitions are major social events in Bhutan, alcohol flowing freely.
Bhutan things to see and do
Address: PO Box 159, Thimpu, Bhutan
Tel: (2) 324 045 or 322 647.
Address: PO Box 126, Thimpu, Bhutan
Tel: (2) 323 251/2.
Address: c/o Far Fung Places, 1914 Fell Street, San Francisco, United States
Tel: (415) 386 8306.