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National Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu
(3.2/5 based on 110+ 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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  • Explore a century old farm house completely furnished as it would have been. If you have children, ask them to compare their lives with those of the farmer’s children. And when you are on the topmost ...  more »
  • We were taken here due to our interest in Bhutanese culture. The visit begins with the invitation to drink the local chang or sake. The young lady who will be your guide explains the meaning of the of...  more »
  • There were lots of interesting aspects to seeing a farmhouse from old Bhutan. And possibly as lived in still by the more remote rural communities. The loo in particular was fascinating. So this was pr...  more »