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. Make National Library and Archives of Bhutan part of your personalized Thimphu itinerary using our Thimphu trip itinerary planner.
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  • good place to visit and understand part of the history of Bhutan, nice small exhibition with the world largest book  more »
  • The best bit of this visit for me was the photographs of the current and former rulers of Bhutan. The library contains many examples of Buddhist scripture - which goes way above my head.  more »
  • Apparently the folks at MIT created the largest book in the world for the people of Bhutan and its on display here. This is certified by Guinness Book. Pretty cool- look out Roadsides America. Lots of...  more »
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  • Not so good enough. Collection of books is not in large numbers. Surrounding atmosphere and scenic view is however lovely.
  • A collection of old Archive. The most interesting about it is they have the largest book which was recorded in the Genius Book of World Record.
  • typical bhutanese building, with wooden floors inside; can see the world's largest book on the ground floor; otherwise just casually roam around, with nothing particular, but see some pictures of Dzongs of Bhutan
  • It has the richest collection of books on Buddhism, history and culture of Bhutan.
  • The heart of word and wisdom. But people don't visit it as expected. Have to find out why, and must work on how to make it popular among people.

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