National Museum Of Bhutan

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  • Address: Paro, Bhutan
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 975-8271511
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Watch Tower, Tower, Architecture

National Museum Of Bhutan - Review

Located above RinpungDzong, National Museum of Bhutan was established in 1968 in the renovated building of the ancient Ta-dzong, a 17th-century watchtower.A cultural museum in Paro in western Bhutan, it was constructed under the patronage of His Majesty, the King JigmeDorjiWangchuck, the third King of Bhutan. Opened in 1968, some of the most exquisite pieces of Bhutanese art, including absolute masterpieces of fine art, bronze statues and paintings are housed here, elegantly on display in aesthetical arrangements.

The National Museum of Bhutan possesses, today, over 3,000 works of Bhutanese art, spanning over 1,500 years of Bhutan's cultural heritage, making it a major attraction for visitors with its rich treasury of creative traditional artefacts. The museum is one of the few educational institutions that interpret the history and culture of Bhutan through its exhibits, conducting symposiums, publication of research findings and conservation of artefacts that track the country’s transition from the Stone Age to a modern Mahayanist Buddhist and multicultural kingdom.

You will also find Bhutanese textiles, jewellery and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stuffed animals and butterflies. The hall of stamps hereis renowned and displays of 3-D stamps, silken stamps, record stampsand the famous triangular stamp depicting the yeti are the most popular. The top floor of the Museum is a chapel containing a Buddhist “tree” depicting the primary figures of the four religious schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Designed with connoisseurs, scholars and tourists in mind, its unique character is complemented by the panoramic views over Paro Valley. The preservation of Bhutanese cultural values is one of the Nine Domains of Gross National Happiness, the Bhutanese philosophy for national development, as enshrined by the Bhutan National Museum.

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  • National Museum Of Bhutan Address: Paro, Bhutan
  • National Museum Of Bhutan Contact Number: 975-8271511
  • National Museum Of Bhutan Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Museum Of Bhutan Price: Free
  • Time required to visit National Museum Of Bhutan: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Paro include National Museum Of Bhutan in their plan

  • 42.34% of people start their National Museum Of Bhutan visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see National Museum Of Bhutan

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  • Great experience. You must visit. Take your children. They will gladly enjoy. The traditional mask and stuffs may remind you voodoo. Try to visit every place. You can't use camera inside the rooms. They have precious things to protect. Great place.

  • Very easy to notice from the normal traffic and this museum aptly showcase their culture and heritage values. Photography isn't allowed which is not quite satisfied. Ambience is good and seems few constructions work is ongoing. Cool and chill climate.

  • Historical place to learn something about Bhutan. Though due to renovation, this place has been shifted to little another place near by when I visited. The way to go to this museum is little other side instead from main paro road which makes this place little less convenient to go for walking person. This place is having nice historical facts, figures and preservation for Bhutan particularly different kind of evolutionary trend of Bhutanese 👀

  • Pictures are not allowed inside the museum, so that was a bummer. But there are so many interesting artifacts all around. They have been kept in great condition too!

  • The main museum (7storeyed and all) is currently closed and under renovation. So just handful of artifacts and other "national treasures" (*eh... Pathetic effort, really*) are displayed on the around floor of an adjoining single storey building). Plus side, the closed original museum looks amazing from the outside though, and the location offers nice views of the neighbouring High Himalayan peaks.

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