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National Museum, Paro

(3.7/5 based on 360+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Worth spending time getting a peek into the cultural heritage of Bhutan, it's traditions, it's rich flora and faunal abundance!! The gift shop is quite rightly priced as well!! P.S. the view of Paro T...  more »
  • 不丹的國家博物館,舊館已經不開放,新館展覽品非常少,只有面具佛像和一些動植物,展覽廳也不像一間博物館,不過外面的風景很美麗。 
  • My wife and I visited this museum. The out side natural beauty of this place is very much enjoyable and pleasant. This place is situated on a hill and have a great city view from above there. The muse...  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.