Traditional sports and games form a crucial part of the Bhutanese national culture. Traditional games and sports such as Degor (discuss), Pungdo (shot put), Khuru (dart), Soksum (Javeline), Keshi (wrestling) form an integral part of Bhutanese life. Modern sports such as football, Golf, Lawn Tennis, Basketball, Boxing, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Badminton, cricket and Volleyball are encouraged along with safeguarding the old ones. Other past time games includes: snooker, pool and nightclubs are available in major towns.
Archery is the national sport and so it remains the favorite sport and absorbing past time both for the young and the old alike.