Bhutan travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Bhutan 🇧🇹

Bhutan is part of Asia with main city at Thimphu. Its Least Developed country with a population of 776K people. The main currency is Ngultrum. The languages spoken are Dzongkha. the Kingdom of Bhutan is the formal name of Bhutan It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed   🌤️ ~16.39 °C   🌧 ~247.27 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 776K people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We have reviewed our travel advice for Bhutan. We haven’t changed the level - ‘Exercise normal safety precautions’ in Bhutan.

issued date: February 8, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

Chart 17.0 11.3 5.7 0.0

🌧 Rainfall

Chart 441 294 147 0
General

🔌 Sockets

Bhutan uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Dzongkha

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Bhutan uses the Bhutanese ngultrum (symbol: Nu.), code BTN.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ngultrums. Ngultrum is subdivided into 100 chhertums. Coins come in denominations of 50, 25, 20 and 1 chhertums.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Bhutan. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Bhutan is on average 2.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bhutan is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 355.54 BTN, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Bhutan Telecom or Tashi Cell. Bhutan uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Bhutan upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Bhutan, dial +, then 975 (the country code for Bhutan), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Bhutan, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 3 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Bhutan you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) on undivided highways, 50 km/h (31 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) on expressways and 8-20 km/h (4-12 mph) in all built-up areas.

🆘 Emergency

Police

110

Ambulance

120

Fire department

119

Last updated: September 2, 2019

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