Bhutan πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ή


Bhutan is part of Asia with main city at Thimphu. Official language is Dzongkha. Bhutan uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+06:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.


πŸ’± 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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 354.08 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.

πŸ“ž 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 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency





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Last updated: June 17, 2019