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National Sport

The national sport of Bhutan is archery. The traditional Bhutanese archery was adopted as the national sport in 1971 when Bhutan became a member of the United Nations.



Archery has been the most favourite sport of the Bhutanese people for centuries. Archery matches have been dominating any celebratory public events. During medieval times, when wars were frequently fought, bow and arrows were used as weapons. Perhaps that is how the Bhutanese-style archery played across a long range (150 metres). Archery is today the mostly widely played sport in Bhutan, thanks to an increasing number of competitions offering handsome prizes.


About Bhutan

1. Culture
2. Religion
3. Environment
4. Gross National Happiness
5. Political System
6. National Symbols

  • a. National Flag
  • b. National Emblem
  • c. National Anthem
  • d. National Bird
  • e. National Animal
  • f. National Flower
  • g. National Anthem
  • h. National Tree
  • i. National Sport
  • j. General Information