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National Museum, Paro
(3.6/5 based on 320+ 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 museum was currently shifted to a neighbouring building due to it being under renovation. But the exhibits were well laid out with a special emphasis on the paintings and clay statue making. I spe...  more »
  • is not seen... a lot. This is certainly due to the earthquake damage of the "real" National Museum in 2011. The current Museum is worth m.E to rather not.
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  • “Dancing to the teachings” This well laid out museum has many things of interest. From masks to stuffed animals, to exceptionally detailed thangka paintings, to instructive videos explaining what thos...  more »
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  • An excellent collection of Bhutanese culture and natural resources. Nice collection of masks, painting and sculptures. The Bhutanese flora and fauna collection is very informative too. Best free up some time when you visit the museum. You are going to regret if you cut it short.
  • Small bt so wide....and vast
  • Neat place to learn about some of the rituals, geological uniqueness of Bhutan
  • Very Beautiful art Museum , With historical value
  • Good place if you are interested in the Bhutanese history and culture.