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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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  • Perhaps the main draw is the largest book in the world. And there is little fear that someone may steal it as it weighs about 150 lbs and is over 6 feet in height. But what really grabbed our attentio...  more »
  • The National Library is tucked away in an imposing building and is very quiet and peaceful inside. It gives an interesting glimpse into Bhutan's history through pictures and old texts, some of them in...  more »
  • It is a small but nice and quiet library. The largest printed book was in display here. Shoes need to be removed in order to enter the library. 
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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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