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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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  • Male Museum, but stop very would show is masks, which is grouped according to the type of use and the history of which to the subject. Inside unfortunately doesn't take pictures.
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  • Interestingly the building - Paro Ta Dzong, in which this museum is housed is itself a historic structure. Paro Ta Dzong was originally built in 1649 and served as a watch tower to keep an eye on enem...  more »
  • Although tell the stories of the dances and masks ... I found it quite boring and wouldn't pay again. You can't take pictures and cannot enter anything. Calls: clodoaldodfh
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  • Great experience. You must visit. Take your children. They will gladly enjoy. The traditional mask and stuffs may remind you voodoo. Try to visit every place. You can't use camera inside the rooms. They have precious things to protect. Great place.
  • Very easy to notice from the normal traffic and this museum aptly showcase their culture and heritage values. Photography isn't allowed which is not quite satisfied. Ambience is good and seems few constructions work is ongoing. Cool and chill climate.
  • Historical place. To know this study place in details..Bhutanese culture, paintings, arts n lot more to offer. Masks r of great interest. People are so helpful and innocent.
  • Historical place to learn something about Bhutan. Though due to renovation, this place has been shifted to little another place near by when I visited. The way to go to this museum is little other side instead from main paro road which makes this place little less convenient to go for walking person. This place is having nice historical facts, figures and preservation for Bhutan particularly different kind of evolutionary trend of Bhutanese 👀
  • It'll tell you much about Bhutan's Culture. It's history. About the meaning of most of the dance forms and the various artifact. It's not the big but extremely beautiful.
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