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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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Clean and well managed

This is just another Museum which is showcasing the culture and biodiversity that exists in Bhutan. It's well managed and and charges a nominal fee from Locals and SAARC... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

To get in touch with the history of Bhutan, you've got to see the dzongs, temples, you've got to be outside. But this museum has an interesting collection of paintings, a good run down of the traditional dances and the fauna in the mountains. You could drop by for a quick look.

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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Close to Paro dzong.Few rooms with boring stuffs not even well organized rather wasted time...skip it if you can.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We weren't terribly keen on visiting this museum initially but it was so rewarding. There is a hall containing many, many of the masks worn in the dances and festivals, and a video showing how they are used. Then a hall containing ancient wall hanging and sacred pictures. Finally, there is an area given over to showing the biodiversity of... More 

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Guwahati, India
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

For a National museum I was expecting much more. However , we must keep in mind the size of the country . They have showcased every aspect of the country. Much of it is in photographs. I liked the section on Tangkhas. There were very few visitors the day I went.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is just another Museum which is showcasing the culture and biodiversity that exists in Bhutan. It's well managed and and charges a nominal fee from Locals and SAARC nationals. It's a must visit place only if you are into these things else you can skip it too.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The museum was housed in a building which was badly damaged in an earthquake and is now housed across the road from it's original home. One cannot take ones cameras in for some reason. There is a large display of masks used in religious / ceremonial dancing and a video to watch in the first room which is mildly interesting.... More 

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Howrah, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Mask gallery excellent with different mask used for different festivals. The dress, the weapons, everything attract the tourist.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Make a trip to the Museum and you will be pleasantly surprised. It has a lot of Bhutanese history on offer as well as Tangkha paintings dating back to the 17th century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

National museum is in a temporary building as the original one was damaged in the 2011 earthquake. Excellent artifacts. Insightful details of Buddhism. A must visit. I was fascinated by the details presented on how excessive snow melt is being managed by controlling water discharge from upper lakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Must Visit place in paro. You'll get to know lot about bhutanese culture and paro itself. This place has a nice view of paro.

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