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National Museum

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Address: Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
Phone Number: +975 (2) 29 138
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This former fortress was turned into a museum in 1968.

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A bit of history

The national museum is very informative if you like museums. The added advantage is the enjoyable view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

You can see the building from the outside and then drive on. Poor display, really needs to be redone. The only interesting section was the natural history one, and the parts on the birds and wildlife.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's a fast visit, but I found it to be very informative and interesting so I would highly recommend it!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

To me only interested things is different type of mask. you will get an overall geographical / historical idea about Bhutan. But if you go to the library after visiting all the places then it will be common for you. But the masks are really interesting.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The national museum is very informative if you like museums. The added advantage is the enjoyable view.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Old museum destroyed in fire - new museum constructed beside it. Most of the artifacts are preserved here. Old museum had multiple storeys. No pictures allowed inside the new museum. Nominal entry fee of 50 per person.

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pattukkoottai,tamilnadu state
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A small museum relocated fro the heritage building which was destroyed following an earthquake, the museum is full of information about the history, geography of Bhutan as well as showing the flora and fauna . After seeing all the exhibits within an hour, one feels that more information in the form of videos , documentaries , films and specimens could... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The museum of Bhutan was housed in a six storied circular Ta Dzhong which is a watch National tower above Rimpung Dzong. However due to earth quake caused damage to the structure and the museum is now shifted to a nearby building. The original museum is under renovation now. We were told that many valuable artifacts have been damaged or... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Its having lot of animals birds and masks. Its maintained very well and designed well by foreign company. It is not having many attractions as we expect from National Museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Worth the short visit to have a quick peep into Bhutanese culture. Has some artifacts from 15th century and before. Also on display is info on local fauna.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Provides you a very good understanding of Bhutanese culture and gives a very good view of its diverse wildlife.

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