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National Library and Archives of Bhutan, Thimphu
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Tour literary heritage at National Library and Archives of Bhutan, a collection of rare books and photographs. Set in a traditionally designed four-story temple with a small ornate shrine on every floor, the library preserves xylographic blocks, manuscripts, and microfilms important to Bhutanese heritage. Established in 1967, the library also houses the largest certified published book in the world, at 1.52 m (5 ft) high and 2.13 m (7 ft) wide, weighing 60.32 kg (133 lb). Photos of the royal family are hung from the walls, and you can buy souvenirs in the bookshop. See National Library and Archives of Bhutan and all Thimphu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thimphu trip builder.
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  • If you have time on hand you can visit this place! It;s nothing extraordinary. They have preserved lot of old manuscripts in a well organized way. Some old photographs of the Royal family are nice. 
  • Don't miss the largest book ever published. It's recognised and awarded by Guinness too. The 3 storey building has an amazing collection of lots and lots of books. Also found this book which teaches y...  more »
  • It is located close to the National Folk Heritage Museum and the National Institute for Zorig Chusum (i.e. Painting School). The National Library's biggest claim to fame now is that it is home to the ...  more »
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  • Reach library in Bhutan. Biggest book in the world is in this library. Its also ginnese book record.
  • good place
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