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The Tower of Trongsa Museum, Trongsa

(4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Perched upon verdant hills, The Tower of Trongsa Museum offers five floors of Buddhist history and artifacts, as well as panoramic views of the valley below. Built by the first governor of Trongsa in 1652, the watchtower served to protect the region from internal rebellion, controlling the whole of the central and eastern regions of the nation from its lofty and strategic position. The main tower now contains a temple dedicated to cultural hero King Gesar, and an in-depth museum focusing on Buddhist art and the relics of Bhutan's royalty. The museum can be reached by car, or by climbing over 600 steps from the town below. Put The Tower of Trongsa Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Trongsa vacation generator.
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  • There is artifacts and the history of Bhutan monarchs and kings....So the structure of the museum is very unique and fantastic...Wow! 
  • A steep walk up to this tower will reveal a quaint museum like no other I have seen yet. The layout and descriptions are perfect and chronologically apt. 
  • On arrival you can watch a short documentary about Bhutan and its history (certainly do) and then the different themed floors. Some of these concern the development of Buddhism in Bhutan (with all the myths and legends), other floors contain objects from the history of the monarchy. By on the top floor of this former Watchtower you also have a magnificent view of the Valley.
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