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

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about National Museum

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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