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National Museum, Paro

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit National Museum and other Paro attractions using our handy Paro route builder app .
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  • In a nutshell this museum gives you a brief view of Bhutan -geography flora fauna traditional mask dances the kingdom . Though temporarily this museum is housed in an adjacent building as the original...  more »
  • Its a nice, small and very informative museum. Can be a good guide for things that you will be able to see in Bhutan. The watch tower is closed. Even if you see the gate open, there is no point in goi...  more »
  • It ia perhaps the only museum that has explained the various dances (Chhams) in detail. While difderent masks are on display with a description of the dance during which they are worn, there's also a ...  more »

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