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National Museum

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This former fortress was turned into a museum in 1968.
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Tag-Dzong | Rinpung Dzong, Paro 12001, Bhutan
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All reviews flora and fauna bhutanese culture on display under renovation new building natural history section birds and animals nearby building nice collection cultural heritage ceremonial masks watch tower main building short video worth a visit entry fee paro valley
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It depicts Bhutanese mask of different type . Those are worn during the traditional festival n each mask represents certain thing. It also has a good collection of pictures taken with the king n represents the indo-Bhutanese relationship. It also has lots to say about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do visit the museum if in Paro and have time on hand, but nothing substantial. There is a section on Indo-Bhutan relations with photos as old as 60 years. Then there are sections on flora and fauna in Bhutan.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RGoel123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice small museum above the Dzong. It give an experience in the culture and tradition of Bhutan. Must visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wayfarer23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original museum was damaged in a recent earthquake and hence the entire collection was shifted to this temporary museum built next to it. I was hoping to see the original structure from inside but it is under repair and there is no access to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vidhis20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learnt so much about Buddhism and the history of the country. I would say this is a great place to visit while in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CiprianoDsouza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located on a hill overlooking Paro. It is in a temporary not the original building but it has a huge display of historical items, photos, etc. Also excellent displays of wildlife and flaura from throughout the country.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A ticket to this museum will help you see and learn the wide variety of cultures and the history associated with different parts of the country, well portrayed as paintings and well as recreated sculptures. Though photography is not allowed inside the museum, you take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sujish c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very near to the Paro town, the national museum is a must visit. It is designed very strategically which does not overwhelm the visitors with loads of information. The information provided along with exhibits and pictures provide the visitors with a wealth of knowledge about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anirban S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I would ordinarily give this museum a 5 star score, but it drops a star because it doesn’t allow photography inside. Such a shame because the display of animal face masks is stunning! I also loved the terrific slide show of the birds of Bhutan....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KrispyPlymouth
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Small museum of Bhutanese masks, flora and fauna of different regions. It takes less than 30 minutes to visit. Main attraction is it's location. Nice view point of Paro city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jigme C
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Response from bukbuk51 | Reviewed this property |
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