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  • Credit cards are rarely accepted here since verification can only take place between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and charges are high
  • Tipping, although officially discouraged, is now common practice
  • ATMs are mostly only for local customers, making travellers’ cheques the most practical way to carry money, although there is no replacement facility
  • Strict dress standards apply to visits to temples, monasteries, and forts so make sure to pack long clothes to be respectful
  • Electricity is 220V/50H, with three socket plugs, so a multi-plug adapter is essential

Contact Numbers

Police: 113 Medical Emergency: 112 Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Hospital, Thimphu: +975-232-3827 Canada Consulate: +975-322-109

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