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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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Great mix of History, Culture and Modern science !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

You will get an idea about beautiful Bhutanese culture and their flora and fauna. Instead of going by car, if u can walk their it's better.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Loved the masks and the Thankas not to mention the titbits about the wildlife and local medicines. The stuffed hornbill was impressive. But wished we had seen the displays in the origional watchtower.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Main building as mentioned by our guide was damaged in an earth quake some years back and we could see the restoration work in progress. Though a part of the museum has been shifted to a nearby set up I believe, once the restoration is complete the place with be even more worth of visit. Note: please make sure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A nice impression of the Bhutanese culture. Unfortunately (part of) the collection had been moved to a neigbouring building because of the restauration of the original museum. So we could not see all of it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

it is currently closed for renovation and has been since July. It is the goal of the government of Bhutan to have the building reopened by December of 2016

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great museum storing Bhutanese artifacts from even the 8th century. All Bhutanese masks and their significance during the festivals. Photos and information about all flora and fauna. There are some exquisite birds and animals in Bhutan. All of Bhutan's sanctuaries along with their physical maps are kept here. The snow leopard is found in northern Bhutan as is the Hornbill.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

nothing completes like visiting a local museum to have the biography informed. not the luxury kind of museum, but the information and some rare treasure like painting is worth your time there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Bhutan Rebirth planned to take us to Trongsa Museum the day prior than joining Trongsa Festival. Unfortunately the Museum was closed on that day. So our guide rearranged a museum visit in Paro instead. We visited the temporary site. I don't know what it was like when the original one was not damaged, so can't really compare. Our 9 day... More 

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