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Address: Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro, 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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Simple collections of Bhutanese life

Originally built as a watchtower in 1649, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as the first National Museum in 1968. The original tower was damaged in the 2011 earthquake, and a newer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is literally nothing in this museum. Just a waste of time. Instead enjoy the city & the river.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally built as a watchtower in 1649, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as the first National Museum in 1968. The original tower was damaged in the 2011 earthquake, and a newer adjacent building is now used to house the museum collections. One section consists of walls of ceremonial masks. Watch a short video that explains the many Bhutanese ceremonial dances and... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit... seeing the masks displays, the video clips and to top it all the great view!!!! The exhibits are in the new building (not the circular buiding seen in the photos) as the older one has been impacted by a quake.

Thank SP1712
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good collection, you will get some good information about Bhutan.The most important that view from there is very good.

Thank alok_agg24
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is under reconstruction but a temporary exhibit space is quite adequate. Very modern displays of a wide range of Bhutanese artifacts.

Thank WriterJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's the highest motor able pass of Bhutan . We visited it twice . Both the times the climate was very different . Once it was chilly ,other day it was Pleasent . You can have good view of the valley

Thank Rajesh0107
Paro, Bhutan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on a beautiful hilltop, Newly renovated, Beautiful art crafts, history of Bhutan (Culture) in one place.

Thank foodieebyheart
Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum that provides a nice overview of Bhutanese culture without being overwhelming.Despite being housed in a pretty non-descript building behind the actual museum (due to earthquake damage a few years ago to the original building), the exhibits in the National Museum are well-set out and also have very well-written information boards in English.I enjoyed looking at... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Under renovation currently, many of the exhibits at the National Museum (located close to Rinpung Dzong) have been moved to another building which is closed for public viewing. Collection of masks on display is neat and you are also shown a video on the use of masks at various festivals. Can be skipped currently till renovation is complete and the... More 

Thank PVS100
Tinsukia, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well-made museum educating one on the culture along with the ecology of Bhutan, during our visit the collection was in a neighboring secondary building while the renovation work was being completed to the main one, which was damaged during a earthquake. The main building use to be a watch tower and was accordingly based on top of a hill overlooking... More 

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