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National Museum

Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
+975 (2) 29 138
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Ranked #5 of 10 attractions in Paro
Type: Museums
Description: This former fortress was turned into a museum in 1968.
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Hyderabad, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

National Museum is a One Stop Peep into the rich cultural,historical,mystique and religious resume' of this great Kingdom. The short but comprehensive Video Screening tells you more than what you may see and get to know about Bhutan during your entire trip.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Museum gives one a quick view of this mysterious kingdom, its people, the flora the fauna, the textiles, the customs, the traditional iron work and the landscape. Its a quick guide to what one may like to see further

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great museum and a really great introduction to the country. Having travelled east to west this was one of our later stops and it would have really added to my appreciation of the country if I had seen some of these exhibits first. If your tour includes this as an option take it!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a lovely charming museum with a wonderful collection of masks each with its own description and use. The natural history section is also very informative and worth a visit. There was also a social exhibition on ancient tea kettles which was nice. The best part of this place is the fantastic bird's eye view it offers of the... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There are so many masks and each of the masks represented something. The collection of dead birds were a bit creepy. However the museum is overall very informative of the Bhutanese culture, the tea pots and so many things. The kids will love this place. The view of the Paro valley is indeed very beautiful from the museum. There are... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The actual museum is under renovation and the rate facts etc are shifted to a building close by. Liked the manner of representations of the variety of masks, kettles, armoury, animals, birds, nature et all. The speciality of the birds in Bhutan with their sound was a good watch. Overall different from touring the Dzongs and Monasteries. The place was... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The museum was store house of the Flora and Fauna of Bhutan. The culture was also exhibited in a nice way. We could see the different types of masks used during the festival.

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chennI
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35 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Museum itself is very average and houses information on the culture, diversity, bird and animal specie etc. found in Bhutan. Some of the traditions are also explained. Very lackluster in the way it has been presented though.

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Bangalore, India
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225 reviews 225 reviews
83 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This museum housed inside the six stories circular Ta Dzhong has a priceless collection of textiles, costumes, paintings, appliqué, wooden handicrafts, weapons, armour and jewellery. It was like a walk down the centuries seeing the various creative traditions and disciplines. There is a small section dedicated to the natural history of Bhutan, totally mersmerising. There is a small chapel on... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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362 reviews 362 reviews
78 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Most of the pictures posted here are that of the old Museum building. They seem to have shifted to a new building opposite to the circular one that you see in the pictures. The museum is small and some what interesting but only if you are into Bird, animals and nature. If not you would probably walk out in 10... More

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