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. Plan to visit National Folk Heritage Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Thimphu attractions using our Thimphu trip planner .
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  • Lot of information regarding traditions of Bhutanese people, their flaura fauna, weather conditions , was there to see  more »
  • A lovely place to see how the Bhutanese people lived in the past. Some museum items are very interesting. There are “live” people making a local rice wine and demonstrate the fabric waving techniques....  more »
  • this is an amazing place -like a time machine, well preserved, well explained and excellent for tourist adoring such exhibitions. Amazing similarities with corresponding exhibitions around the world -...  more »
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  • Photography is not allowed here. A nice little view into the life of an rich Bhutanese family from ancient times. The exhibits are a little worn, however there is good explanation of everything for people it rested in the details of their life. We were given fresh rice puffs and their traditional alcohol is also present for tasting for those interested. There was live demo of making of rice puffs and traditional Bhutanese weaving.
  • If you want to experience traditional settings with traditional cuisine, you must take put time to visit once and experience for yourself. Good parking space and nearby heritage Museum to get rural experiences in the city.
  • Didn't get to see the museum however the restaurant was great .. excellent prices but the food choice was a bit limited. Couldn't fault the service wow ... speedy and precise. Watch out if you are sensitive to chilis and salt ...
  • Nice place to visit to see and feel the ancient life of Bhutanese and their lives. Really enjoyable. There is also a restaurant inside the complex. Foods are tasty but prices are little bit higher.
  • Very authentic Bhutanese heritage preserved well amidst mad urban rush for development and growth. Once inside the campus you literally feel like you are transportation back in time.

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