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National Museum

Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001, Bhutan
+975 (2) 29 138
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This former fortress was turned into a museum in 1968.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“flora and fauna” (60 reviews)
“on display” (19 reviews)
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Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001, Bhutan
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"flora and fauna"
in 60 reviews
"bhutanese culture"
in 46 reviews
"on display"
in 19 reviews
"under renovation"
in 26 reviews
"new building"
in 17 reviews
"natural history section"
in 10 reviews
"birds and animals"
in 11 reviews
"nice collection"
in 6 reviews
"cultural heritage"
in 7 reviews
"nearby building"
in 7 reviews
"ceremonial masks"
in 6 reviews
"main building"
in 14 reviews
"watch tower"
in 18 reviews
"short video"
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"earthquake damage"
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"snow leopard"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed today

If you want to know more about Bhutan, you can visit this museum. But if you don't have much time, it's ok not to visit. There're 2 galleries that I suggest: Mask Gallery & Thangka (embroidered paintings) Gallery.

Thank Ha_MaiNgoc
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must visit on an Itenary. Consists of old architecture of Bhutan , how people livee , ate , wear clothes. Houses etc

Thank Puneet S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right since the time you enter the museum compound, you feel amazing. The views are mind-blowing while inside the museum, the history, art, culture, nature & wild beings that you get to see and know more about are amazing. No photography or videography is allowed...More

Thank theCanonFanboy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum depicts culture of Bhutan entry fee is 50 and no camera allowed. Sunday holiday. Timing is 10 to 5 pm. In the adjacent shop attached to museum u can buy masks n books. If you are interested in Buying mask donot buy in...More

Thank PraveenRao
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a small museum but it has a very good and detailed collection of masks used in the various cultural dances in Bhutan. So if you are interested in seeing them all, this is the best place. You also get a good view of...More

Thank random_musings
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked to this place, its about 3 km from Paro town, on top of a hill. Entry fee is about Rs. 25 per person. As in every monuments in Bhutan, please wear formal dress to enter the museum. Camera not allowed inside. You can...More

Thank Spurkait
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Reviewed 1 week ago

National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum in the town of Paro exhibiting the cultural and artistic artifacts of the Bhutanese civilization. There is a gallery displaying masks arranged in different groups having its own motive and theme, used by the monks and people...More

Thank Indira R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, photography was not allowed inside. This museum shows beautiful geographical maps of Bhutan, masks of different size, shape and designs etc. The view outside the museum of the city of Paro down the hills was beautiful. J Ganesh

Thank Ganesh J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is average. The view, from the top, however, makes up for it. There is a video about the various dance forms and masks used are also on display. There is a section on the geographical richness and diversity of Bhutan. Nothing more of...More

Thank ShivamShrma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view from this watchtower which is above the Paro Dzong. Good place to look out on the Paro River and valley. We were not able to go inside at this time.

Thank divermom3
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Local visitors far outnumber foreigners in most places in Bhutan. There are only 60000 foreigners per year in this glorious place But Indians and Nepalese do not need visas so this may mean that there are few western or... More
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