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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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  • As the rest of the architecture of bhutan this building is also a beautiful piece of art. It boasts the largest book of the world. Worth a visit.  more »
  • Had a brief visit to the library on a guided tour package. It's a cool building with many old scrolls which are very impressive. You only need about 20 minutes.  more »
  • lots of old scriptures stored , also some old photo of previous King of Bhutan you can seen, also the largest book of the world  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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