Archery is the national sport of the country and is prominent throughout the nation. Initially in the past, archery was used as weapons during war and also for hunting purposes. The bow and arrows then were made of bamboo. Today archery is played as a game and is popular among the adults. Compound bow and arrows have taken over the traditional bamboo set. Nonetheless, there are also a lot of people still using traditional bamboo bow and arrows. Therefore, there are also many traditional archery tournaments are organized every year in order to preserve the tradition. While visiting Bhutan, one will definitely encounter an archery match.