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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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Great place to see masks and statues, and learn about local wildlife

Great collections of masks and clay statues. All are very impressive. There is also a video show of local dances and a display of paintings. Another highlight is the information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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chennai
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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The drive to the place is better than the exhibits themselves! Nothing extraordinary. The building is very nice and so is the view! If lucky, you can see the Royal Bhutan Air plane take off or land!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

only a small number of items to view as the building was being refurbished but worth a look for the building and views.

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Kolkata
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view of Paro airport is excellent from here. You can see the planes take off and land. The museum is also good and gives a good round up of Bhutan

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chennai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great collections of masks and clay statues. All are very impressive. There is also a video show of local dances and a display of paintings. Another highlight is the information about the wildlife of Bhutan. Do not miss walking around the old tower. The view of the tower from the city is lovely, especially at night when it is lit... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The masks are interesting and the quick history is helpful but there's little else in this 3-room museum. The view over Paro is nice as well. If you have limited time are going to Thimphu, I'd opt for the Textile Museum and Post Office Exhibits there.

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Patna, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is presently housed in a new building and limited exhibits are on display. It gives a brief idea of flora, fauna & culture of Bhutan.It displays films about traditional dances etc.Old Thangka paintings are on display. Camera, mobile purse etc are not allowed inside. Lockers are provided to keep them.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guess everything is relative but even so this is not a great museum. It's miles out of town up by the watch tower of the fort. They make you stash cameras in a locker before entering. I am not sure why as there isn't much inside. A few badly stuffed animals and birds along with some masks doesn't make for... More 

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San Jose, Ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bhutan is a treasure trove of art and culture. There is a fine collection of dance masks, exquisite fabric art, and good interpretive signage. I really enjoyed the Natural History section, which widened my perceptions of the amazing diversity and natural richness of the country's flora and fauna.

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Darjeeling, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real collection of different information about the country, I was very much impressed about the documentary they showed inside the museum about the dances of Bhutan. Also lots of information about the flora and fauna.

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Thank Mani Rai C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has some stuffed animals and head gears. I did not find much interesting things to see. My kids also did not find the place interesting.

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