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Address: Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001, Bhutan
Phone Number: +975 (2) 29 138
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This former fortress was turned into a museum in 1968.

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Located close to the Paro airport. Great location and views of Rinpung Dzong and Paro. The actual museum, damaged in an earthquake is under repairs. Exhibits are currently housed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the top of the hill is an old watchtower that was renovated in 1968 to house the National Museum. The unusual round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell, with 2.5m thick walls; it was completed in 1656 and was originally the ta dzong of Paro Dzong. Originally a watch tower and later renovated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a small museum but offers good knowledge about Bhutan's history. But what I liked was the view of Paro Valley from here.

Thank Rahul N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located close to the Paro airport. Great location and views of Rinpung Dzong and Paro. The actual museum, damaged in an earthquake is under repairs. Exhibits are currently housed in a adjacent building further up. I found the exhibits on Bhutanese masks and mask (chaam) dances and their local significance the best. Great insights to Bhutanese culture. Came handy when... More 

1 Thank Sanjeev012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the place has some good thinks to explore about Bhutan, however its smaller then a usual museum. you can skip if not a big fan of museum

1 Thank AntarAman G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basically all of us visited Bhutan for scenic beauty but this place little bit different. But one thing that was of my choice is the view of the valley is very good from this place.

1 Thank Raja_Asansol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where you can see nice collection of Geography and Culture of Bhutan. Museum one wing which is shown in picture is currently under renovation and will be available in few months. One can see flora and fauna of Bhutan and now a special section of clay sculpture is in display

1 Thank RamarishnaTV
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this small museum - they put up a great display. All the wonderful masks and a short video about the festivals. The different flora and fauna on Bhutan. Wished I stayed longer!

Thank nyx799
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the mask collection and detailing. The videos are good. The idols and statues of local gods are great. Unfortunately, no photos and videos allowed. the location is a very scenic spot on a hill top. Good place to sit and capture some views of the city and jsut see the valley. We climbed down to the Dzhong and the... More 

1 Thank shyamparekh
Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First place I visited after reaching Paro. Curates info about history, art, culture of Bhutan. Serves as a good intro to Bhutan and its culture. Was there in May 2015

1 Thank DurgeshSingh
Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In dzongkha , "Ta dzong" mean watch tower. It was built in 1965 by Paro Penlop La Ngoenpa Tenzin Drukda together with Desi Minjur Tempa to keep close eye on invaders from outside the country. In 1968, it was converted into National museum. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the dzong by walk from Cantilever bridge near Ugyen Pelri... More 

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