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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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Bhutan History well preserved.

The Museum is located in one of the best view points in bhutan. The museum mostly consists of cloths of worriors of ancient time of bhutan history. must go once for the view from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Gurgaon, India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This national museum represents the overall national resources, like their culture, natural environment, national history and preserved objects, wild life etc. The actual museum, which is multifloored building, is under renovation, so they have kept 10--20% of the actual things in a building, side vise. The target is to finish renovation by 2017. This will be a must visit place... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Museum is located in one of the best view points in bhutan. The museum mostly consists of cloths of worriors of ancient time of bhutan history. must go once for the view from this location. Actually breat taking .

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

museum is a must see for tourists to get proper perspective of Bhutan. We were impressed by the variety of the exhibits

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Well maintained and showcases the different aspects of Bhutan. You need to set aside an hour+ to do justice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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

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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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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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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