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National Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu
(3.3/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Step back in time on a tour of National Folk Heritage Museum, a traditional 19th-century Bhutanese farmhouse that offers a glimpse into the typical rural lifestyle. Established in 2001, the museum stands among wheat and millet fields, featuring a water mill with antique stones, as well as a restaurant that serves local cuisine. Take a guided tour of the three-story building to acquaint yourself with the typical Bhutanese household, see a variety of items and equipment, and learn about their origins and uses. To visit National Folk Heritage Museum on your holiday in Thimphu, and find out what else Thimphu has to offer, use our Thimphu holiday planner.
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  • A very nicely presented museum, gives visitors the opportunity to go into a traditional farm house and see how the local farmers live and how the houses are constructed and used. The cafĂ© provides one...  more »
  • The moment you enter the main building, you'll see a huge phallus atop the main door. Every thing you see inside gives you a deeper taste of everything about Bhutan. 
  • This attraction is a 10 minute drive from the clock tower square of Thimphu. It is a museum of how life was in the olden days! Starting from tools and implements to internal planning & arrangement of ...  more »