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National Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu

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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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  • Just a small visit is required to this place. This place speaks about the Bhutanese ancient culture and lifestyle of people. But we should appreciate the way this Museum has been maintained and the tr...  more »
  • The Folk Museum is a great place to know about the ancient Bhutan culture as well as the design of their houses, the arms used for hunting, the cooking utensils / vessels used in families, butter tea ...  more »
  • We visited with our guide who showed us around this excellent living museum. The house especially showed us how the Bhutanese living in the country lived not too long ago. Some ladies were weaving sil...  more »
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  • If you want to experience traditional Bhutanese food in a Bhutanese culture setting this is the place you have to visit. The food is served with butter tea, ara- the Bhutanese locally brewed spirit and the food menu consist of mainly Bhutanese food. Good location, clean setting and by the apple orchard- fresh and peaceful.
  • Authentic Bhutanese Local cuisine can be found here, but I think not the best authentic cuisine that I have tried.
  • Interesting museum where you can see a whole traditional Bhutanese house, inclusive of every item. Photography is not permitted inside. There are a lot of steep steps to climb in the house, so it is not recommended for the very young, the elderly, and the mobility-challenged. But there is a beautiful garden and a lovely café, as well as a gift shop on the grounds.
  • good place to see and buy some of bhutanese handicrafts master peaces. . . last visited on february 2016.