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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  • A must visit to know the folk heritage which the modern generation is not aware... A good ethnographic depiction of life of yester years. A good taste of 'Ara' the local drink made of rice... The rest...  more »
  • if interested in bhutanese culture, visit this place. we had food in there restaurant.. it was nice bhutanese buffet.. wort trying if u want to try their cuisine  more »
  • Purchased roasted rice - a local speciality and Ara a rice based alcohol. Very reasonably priced. The food served at the restaurant was too good. Authentic bhutanese food. Must visit  more »
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  • Great place to visit and know about authentic Bhutanese way of life.
  • Wonderful place to visit with different artifacts of older times. Tickets Rs 50 for foreigners and Rs 10 for locals.
  • Not much to see however local food at canteen is memorable.
  • Museum is okay. You can visit once and can experience house of Bhutanese years ago. Toilet is available. Entrance fee is there if you want to visit museum otherwise you can roam inside too. There are 1 restaurant also which serves Bhutanese. 300 / 500rs per plate. One can have experience of Bhutanese food ..
  • A place worth visiting for tourists where people can have a first hand account of the life style of the Bhutanese. Souvenirs are quite expensive.
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