National Museum Of Bhutan, Paro
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Address: Paro, Bhutan
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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Very good place to understand the culture of Bhutan. The different types of Masks are showcase here with there name and there importance. Also information given about Bhutan's geography. Information about Animals found in Bhutan. Information about all things are given in detail.
The national museum of Bhutan contains plethora of artefacts, paintings, sculptures relating to the rich heritage of the country and Buddhism. The museum gives lot of information about the religious aspects, beliefs and traditions followed in Bhutan. Apart from all this it also provides of lot of information regarding the geography, flora and fauna which can be found there. If you want have an overview of Bhutan it's a great place to be. The tour can be completed within 2 hrs or it can take quite some time depending on your interests.
It's a nice place, but not much stuff to see. One or two videos which are played in every 5-10 mins is nice. If you have time crunch in your trip, you can avoid a trip to this place.
Worth to visit the museum for its rich culture and wildlife collections. Can also see the beautiful valley from outside if the museum.
Beautiful place! Seems really close to city, but it's really not. But you get some nice views from up here. There are restrictions taking photos inside, you can keep you camera inside the lockers provided and go in.