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Address: Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
Phone Number: +975 (2) 29 138
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Glimpse of Bhutanese culture

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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Cyberjaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not the best in the world, but you will learn that bit more about Bhutan. A good guide will be good enough to replace the visit though However, you get a front row seat to watch planes landing at the Paro airport from the museum, you can ask your guide the best location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It gives you a peep into bhutanese culture and hostory. A must watch. It is very important that you have somebody to guide u thru it. Otherwise you understand nothing

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited this museum. Now most of the things are exhibited in photo mueum as museum was damaged in earthquake few years back & it is under renovation.They have few documentaries about folk mask dances, flora & fauna in Bhutan.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice works of art. Learn history of Bhutan. It should be walked through. Unfortunately cannot take your cameras and phones inside so no photos !!!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The National Museum is adjacent to the Ta Dzong. The Ta Dzong is undergoing renovation (as of May 2015) because it was severely damaged by an earthquake forcing the administration to move the artifacts displayed within the Dzong to a different building. It was disappointing to us that we couldn't visit the Dzong which was actually a watch tower and... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I visited the Museum with my family on 30 May 2015, it is a great place to visit as you get to know a lot about the Bhutanese culture and history

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Amritsar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The museum has plenty of information regarding bhutan. It has movies and Shows that display bhutanese dance forms etc. Also it shows the diversity in bhutan's culture, languages, animals etc. A must visit anyday!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Excellent display of culture, heritage ,art & wildlife of Bhutan. LCD display of wildlife was interesting, wish could spend more time. Good view of Paro.

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Additional Information about National Museum

Address: Address: Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
Phone Number: +975 (2) 29 138
Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Paro District  >  Paro
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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