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National Museum, Paro

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
Originally built as a traditional watchtower in 1649, National Museum houses some of the finest specimens of art produced by Bhutanese craftspeople and artisans, including bronze statues and painting masterpieces. With over 3,000 collected items, some dating back to 4,000 BCE, the museum preserves and promotes the cultural values and traditions coinciding with the "Nine Domains"--the philosophical guidelines for national development. Examine the relics of this multicultural kingdom as you travel back in history, and learn about local plants, birds, animals, and the Himalayan environment. Officials do not allow cameras; leave your important items and handbags in the locker facilities provided. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum and many more Paro attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Paro itinerary maker.
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  • the place has some good thinks to explore about Bhutan, however its smaller then a usual museum. you can skip if not a big fan of museum 
  • Basically all of us visited Bhutan for scenic beauty but this place little bit different. But one thing that was of my choice is the view of the valley is very good from this place. 
  • Where you can see nice collection of Geography and Culture of Bhutan. Museum one wing which is shown in picture is currently under renovation and will be available in few months. One can see flora and...  read more »
  • This place teaches you Bhutan. There are people like me who visit the place without Guide to save travel expenses. In that case, museums become the sole place where one can learn stuffs. From Dance and Masks to Flora and Fauna, this place contains all the major stuffs that you should know about. The older complex has been damaged in a Earthquake and is not open for public viewing anymore which was kind of disappointing, but then the overall experience was good.
  • A bit dim and difficult to read due to poor lighting. More art and illustrations would be helpful. Does give an overall picture of Bhutan though.
  • Love it
  • Not bad, but not great ... dim, crowded, not a real good use of the building ... it looks like it's 40 years old ... the Ta Dzong museum in Trongsa is smaller, but much better in terms of presentation.
  • Nice but not very informative or inviting
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