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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  • July 5, 2017
    Today the Tower has become a museum. If you are in Trongsa there isn't much more to do. The interior has original things and disparate, as King football boots, all together religious objects. It is not critical but it's okay
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  • May 30, 2017
    On the pleasant way to reach the dzong, we passed this tower - closed to the visit at this time. Beautiful building and beautiful landscapes. Nice view of the dzong.
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  • May 8, 2017
    The museum is very well designed with an excellent of exhibits on display. The Raven Crown was a must....  more »

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