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National Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu

(3.4/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Must visit and should include in your itinerary, highly recommended. We spent close to two hours, i guess and landed up having lunch at the museum restaurant which specializes in traditional Bhutanese...  more »
  • Life from olden times is re-created in this rural farm house over 3 levels. Horses and cattle on the lower level and humans on the upper levels. Plenty of static displays in the rooms and on the walls...  more »
  • Located in the capital city of Thimphu, this museum was established in 2001 and provides visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk H...  more »