ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bhutan telephone directory, now available for download

The Bhutan Telecom phone directory, in PDF (1.5MB), is now available for download here. Two comments: The file contains phone listings only, and the various sections with the lists of BT's available features, fees, tariffs, etcetera are missing. Also, it would have been useful to have an online search function to avoid having to download the whole file to locate a single phone number.

As is often the case with these kinds of books, while the main plot is a little thin, the book is packed with plenty of interesting characters.


  1. May I ask, If I wanted to place a call from America, which numbers should I press before dialing the one listed in the phone book? Thanks so much!

    1. Plz add 00975 or +975 followed by area code without 0 (zero) in front of the given telephone number

  2. Dial 011 (the international prefix), then 975 (Bhutan's country code), then the city code (without the 0), then the number.

    For example, to dial a number in Thimphu, listed as 02-123456, you would need to dial


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