Bhutan Postal Museum
Bhutan Postal Museum
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Max B
Toronto, Canada65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This small postal museum is totally worth a visit. It has some quality displays that show this history of postal services in Bhutan and more importantly how they used stamps as one of the first and best ways to generate foreign currency. It kick started their international economy. Be sure to get the story. They keep this "leading edge" revenue generation going by letting you take a picture and instantly printing up stamps for you to use on postcards.
This was not on our original itinerary, but Simon Winchester the writer, and part of our group, recommend a visit. It was a highlight of our 10 days in Bhutan.
Written February 4, 2019
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antwerp88
Toronto, Canada684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
I enjoyed visiting this postal museum. I learn a lot! There are many displays of stamps and history here. Bhutan has been a leader in post related areas for decades - very impressive. I especially liked to read the history of the postal runners that used to carry letters and messages across the country and over mountain passes as fast as possible for centuries. (The adjacent stamp store needs to work on their customer service - not looking up from your cell phones or bothering to help a potential customer is not acceptable service especially if you want to deal with foreign guests to Bhutan.)
Written May 3, 2018
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iweber13
Vienna, Austria211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
The museum is not big and not very interesting. Most people go there because you can get your own stamps there. Either you can bring your own picture or you can take a picture there and after a view minutes you can take the stamps with you as a motive with you. Quite a nice idea!
Written May 2, 2018
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gtayl0r2
Boulder, Colorado2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
Well worth a visit. Excellent displays, interesting history....and a shop where you can buy stamps and first day covers. A coffee shop at the entrance serves good coffee & snacks, and there's a nice veranda space to enjoy these.
Written December 7, 2016
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nickiBH
Hong Kong490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We visited the postal office the first day after we landed in Paro as it was one the way to our hotel that night. Saw various introductions and most interesting of all, made a few sheets of our own stamps, and using these real stamps with our own photos on them, posted a few post cards.

As we posted photos of our own stamps in social media, we received floods of requests to get relatives similar stamps using their own photos! They said these would be the best souvenirs of all. We agreed too because they were so light to carry.

We eve made a detour in our returning itinerary at the end of our 7-day trip to go back to the post office.

TIPS: airdrop selected photos with the office people there, or bring your card with the selected photos on it.

Tips: color photos without any specific Art pieces. We tried a favorite photo with a mock magazine frame to be funny but were told the magazine cover was not allowed, even it was for fun.

Opening days: make sure you plan ahead so you don't find them closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Vicinity: it is close to a lot of other sightseeing places in Thimphu so you can easily fit into your itinerary. We visited the Living Museum afterwards, which was only 5-10 min away.
Written February 25, 2019
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Jigme
Thimphu, Bhutan67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Business
When in Bhutan, I would recommend that you take a photograph on a thumb drive to the Bhutan Post. On the ground floor next to the Bhutan Post Museum, you can ask them to print your own Bhutan stamp. It cost about $10 for about 12 stamps & you can then buy some post cards and post the postcards. By the time, you're back in your country, the post card with your own stamp may have reached your friends and family. A good souvenir to take home. If you don't have time to visit, write to me and i could arrange it for you. :) It something that you wouldn't forget and would defiantly surprise your friends and family.
Written July 12, 2018
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Tamara C
Geneva, Switzerland121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
I was unsure how worthwhile it would be to tour the museum but it was absolutely fascinating. The staff were very well informed and friendly and the shop can not only print your pictures on stamps but offer one of the best postcard selections in town.
Written June 25, 2018
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Sanjay Gupta
New Delhi, India206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Business
Its in the centre of the city and you'll probably cross it couple of times while moving around. Stop for a while to visit the museum and the shop. The entry is from the side of the main gate at the road level. The shop keeps some selected Bhutanese mementos. Also in the shop is a corner where you can get your photo clicked and in 5 minutes have Royal Bhutan stamps printed with your photo.
Written March 14, 2017
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JWP23
Bromley, United Kingdom73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit here so you can get your own personalised stamps which can be used to send your postcards back home.
Written March 7, 2017
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Dishaa S
New Delhi, India1,328 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
housed in the same complex as the GPO, they charge such a hefty entry fee that it itself is a deterrent.
Written February 28, 2017
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