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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  • 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 »
  • Here you can see women weaving various pattered clothes while listening to music and taking pattern cue from their mobiles every once a while - tradition blended with modern ways. It is presented like...  more »
  • This is part of the various museums and sight seeing you would do whilst spending a day in Thimphu. There is a fair bit of walking to day, but it if up to one to spend as much or as less a time as one...  more »
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  • 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 ..
  • 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.
  • - You will get all the Bhutaneese food and drinks here. - Nice sitting arrangements. - Good and fast service. - Staff explains all the dishes very politely. - Calm place to sit and enjoy the food. - Surrounded by apple trees.
  • 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 ...

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