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Address: Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001, Bhutan
Phone Number: +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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Quite informative

Majority of the exhibits are Masks, and clay figurines of gods and gurus. There is a gallery for the natural flora and fauna, and a scale model of the Himalayan range in Bhutan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a must see. they have a range of very old beautiful thankas and masks from the monks performed mask dances. the director is a very nice monk who speaks fluent english.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Majority of the exhibits are Masks, and clay figurines of gods and gurus. There is a gallery for the natural flora and fauna, and a scale model of the Himalayan range in Bhutan, which helps put the various cities, passes and monastaries in geographical perspective. Good to see if you have time.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is worth a visit to understand the cultural history of Bhutan and the flora fauna. They have covered only the most important ones, so it will be good for people have want to have a quick glimpse.

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Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a good place for the environmentalists who wish to learn more about the flora and fauna in Bhutan.

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University Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This converted watchtower is now a museum. The structure itself has a lot of history and then of course there are the exhibits. The exhibits include such things as masks,paintings information on Bhudda as well as plants and animals of Bhutan. The museum is well worth your time, you can spend hours or do a quick survey. There is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit place in paro. The museum houses beautiful paintings, along with various artifacts like masks used in Bhutanese traditional dances, pictures of flora and fauna particular to Bhutan

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main museum building was under some construction and the whole thing was shifted to another building at the back. They have all artifacts of Bhutan and they also a a Video running about Bhutan culture. It's a quick thing to do . You can take your time reading about each artifact. Interesting place and has amazing view

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was originally built as watchtower. The real museum is the one that opposite this building, but we won't not able to access to go inside as it is not open for public anymore. This is free entry and you need to all your belongings outside where there is locker for you and it's free of charge. The security... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small, but informative museum. It is nothing exciting, but you can learn more about Bhutanese culture. There is a room with the masks for the mask dances and a video that goes through all of the masks. There are pictures of some of the wildlife and plants within the country. There are maps explaining current and past... More 

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Mangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is nice. Big. Lot of culture of the past , clothes , war tools, etc.. has a lot of information of local plants, animals and birds .. what impressed me the most is the egg of the mule / horse .. and .. the horn of the unicorn ..

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