National Museum Of Bhutan, Paro

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

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, Paro Reviews

  • Well decorated and arranged properly with the antique items of Bhutan. Before entrance anyone should purchase entry access from the ticket counter. Mobile and digital camera are strickly prohibited inside the museum The front view of the museum is so nice that anyone can enjoy the place surely.

  • We loved the positive vibes of the country. we liked their stone and mud architecture, complicated weaving techniques ( inter connection of threads), Buddhist painting on facades,floral windows too. We felt that amazing cleanliness and peace also for one onther. In short , you should try this international tour to see different types of experience. .......Thank you

  • National museum of Bhutan. Paro. Its one of the historical place which was a watch tower before and in 1969 they converted into national museum of Bhutan. Its a wonderful place for photography.!!!

  • Exhibits the culture of Bhutan in details. It's not a place to go and just see the items. There are many things to learn with videos and descriptions within the museum. Go there with 2-3 hours time to spare if you want to learn the culture of Bhutan at length.

  • A nice collection of bhutanese treasures. U can see the types of birds, butterflies, stones, animals and creatures here . All the samples are original and dead. You can see the religious believe of the Buddhism that after death what will happen with the mask and statues. There is clay statues and some old style objects here. For saarc countries entry fee is 50 rupees. By taxi , u can go in 150 rupees. The museum is shifted in new building now. You can see Raven birds here. The Bhutanese national bird. There is a locker system here. So u can keep the goods, materials and mobile here. There is no charge for it.

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