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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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  • I like visiting libraries when ever I travel and most of my clients so share the same view but Bhutan's Nation Library is kinda tiny (size) in my opinion, no doubt the building is like 4-5 stories but...  more »
  • We dropped by the National Library- had to take off our shoes, floor was cold. It has the worlds largest book (Guiness record) housed in a glass case and a page is turned, if not mistaken, once a mont...  more »
  • I would rate this place average to visit. If you have time come here, else you can give it a miss. It houses various traditional and modern Bhutanese books. 
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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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