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Address: Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001, Bhutan
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+975 (2) 29 138
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This former fortress was turned into a museum in 1968.

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Snapshot of Bhutanese history

The exhibits here range from festival masks to natural wildlife. It was nice to see the masks up close that we had only glimpsed from afar during the festivals. Do take the time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Paris, France
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good museum giving insights about Bhutan and it's culture and ethnicity. Visit if you are interested in knowing about the country.

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Anand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice museum located on just outskirt of Paro town on a small hill overlooking city and airport.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits here range from festival masks to natural wildlife. It was nice to see the masks up close that we had only glimpsed from afar during the festivals. Do take the time and read up so that you can mentally connect the masks to each dance. The hologram display of the Bhutanese gifts at the Kremlin is interesting and... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth spending time getting a peek into the cultural heritage of Bhutan, it's traditions, it's rich flora and faunal abundance!! The gift shop is quite rightly priced as well!! P.S. the view of Paro Town with the Dzong from the top is amazing!!!

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this museum. The out side natural beauty of this place is very much enjoyable and pleasant. This place is situated on a hill and have a great city view from above there. The museum have lots of statues and stuffed animals and information.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is located high on a hill overlooking Paro and it has been re-located a few times due to earthquake damage. The museum is quite small, however, it does provide a snapshot of Bhutanese life including art, relics, geology etc.

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Guwahati, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has various traditions of the country on display along with details about the flora and fauna of the nation.

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Thank aneeshdash
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first priority in asking my Bhutan local agent, Bhutan Majestic Travel to include all Museums in our itinerary as I m great fan of Museums. The fact remains about Museum is that you know the true culture, tradition, history, heritage by visiting, ofcourse tour guides will give their best shot but it's better seeing and reading yourself!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately by the time we reach this landmark in Paro, the museum was closed therefore I could only appreciate the exterior and the views over the Paro valley and both of those two things alone justify the visit, so the exhibits would be the premium

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Museum of Bhutan is located within Ta-Dzong, an ancient watchtower. The Museum has in its possession over 3,000 works of Bhutanese art, covering more than 1,500 years of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. It gives a quick tour on the past and present of Bhutan. The room of masks is spectacular and give plenty of details about the different type... More 

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