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National Museum, Paro

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#1 of 10 in Museums in Bhutan
Originally built as a traditional watchtower in 1649, National Museum houses some of the finest specimens of art produced by Bhutanese craftspeople and artisans, including bronze statues and painting masterpieces. With over 3,000 collected items, some dating back to 4,000 BCE, the museum preserves and promotes the cultural values and traditions coinciding with the "Nine Domains"--the philosophical guidelines for national development. Examine the relics of this multicultural kingdom as you travel back in history, and learn about local plants, birds, animals, and the Himalayan environment. Officials do not allow cameras; leave your important items and handbags in the locker facilities provided. Work out when and for how long to visit National Museum and other Paro attractions using our handy Paro route builder app .
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  • The museum is currently located in a different building (unheated!) whilst repairs to the damage from the earthquake are completed on its normal home in adjacent Watchtower (due to be completed in Apr...  more »
  • Barely heated, there are limited exhibits. One room displays ceremonial masks and some day-to-day household artifacts, and another showcases geology, flora and fauna, with decent descriptive explanati...  more »
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  • It's was awesome place to visit. You will get full essence of Indo Bhutan relationship along with culture history of Bhutan. Awesome place...
  • Take student id cards if you want to have discounts. I have learned a lot about Bhutan, its culture, it's land and the royal family from here. A recommended place to visit
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