The Tower of Trongsa Museum, Trongsa

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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Trongsa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Tower of Trongsa Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We visited the museum midmorning. No cameras or cell phones allowed. The original function was a guard tower as it over looked the valley and then became a point to pay taxes. We were shown a great AV...  more »
  • We were on time and have outdoor 15 min waiting. First viewed a movie, what a beautiful impression. Within are very beautiful ' pieces ' garments and objects with the ravencrown for me as a topper. Taking pictures is prohibited
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  • Museum holdings, e.g. artifacts, pictures, statues, etc., all very well displayed, lit, and described - all in English! You slowly ascend 3-4 floors of museum space all very well done.  more »
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  • Beautifully presented exhibits with detailed information. Wonderful location and views.
  • Nice place to learn history of bhutan
  • good view, valuable exhibit objects
  • Nice
  • Impressive monastery
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