National Museum of Bhutan འབྲུག་གི་འགྲེམས་སྟོན་ཁང་།

CCHG+F5G, Paro, Bhutan
National museum Fortress Tourist attraction

National Museum of Bhutan འབྲུག་གི་འགྲེམས་སྟོན་ཁང་། is a national museum, fortress and tourist attraction located in Paro, Bhutan. The average rating of this place is 4.20 out of 5 stars based on 1274 reviews. The street address of this place is CCHG+F5G, Paro, Bhutan. It is about 5.80 kilometers away from the Paro Taktsang སྤ་རོ་སྟག་ཚང་།. National Museum of Bhutan འབྲུག་གི་འགྲེམས་སྟོན་ཁང་། is open seven days a week from 09:00am to 05:00pm.

National Museum of Bhutan འབྲུག་གི་འགྲེམས་སྟོན་ཁང་།'s timetable
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
User Reviews

5 Loven RAMOS - 3 months ago

Finally back in its original home in the historic watch tower above the Rinpung Dzong after many years of careful restoration after a massive earthquake, the National Museum of Bhutan is a living storyteller of the kingdom’s deeply storied past, present and future. Even if you’re not here for the museum, come here for the stunning architecture or the breathtaking views.

4 Samir Santra - 5 months ago

Set in Paro Ta Dzong, the National Museum of Bhutan is sure to answer the queries of the history buffs. The popular tourist attraction is a cultural museum which was established in the year 1968 to house some finest specimen of Bhutanese art including bronze paintings and statues. Today the museum has more than 3,000 works of Bhutanese artefacts and artworks including traditional weapons, costumes, armour, handcrafted implements and covering more than 1,500 years of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. Tourists visiting the museum will get an opportunity to learn about the unique Bhutanese history with its rich holding of various creative traditions and disciplines. The ambience of the museum represents a remarkable blend of the past with the present which is an experience not to be missed when holidaying in Paro. As the tourists indulge in exploring the museum, they would come across the Natural History Gallery and Ritual Objects that showcases objects like daggers, headdresses, thunderbolts, robes, cymbals, musical instruments appropriate to Buddhist ceremonies. Further ahead, there is the Chapel of Wealth Deity and Thangkas that has a range of paintings of natural mineral pigments. A visit to the museum will bring one close to a collection that can best show the rich cultural traditions of the country.

From here you can see the beautiful paro valley . Entry fees are minimum .

Timings : Summers: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM,
Winters: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Entry Fee : Bhutanese: BTN 10,
SAARC Nationals: BTN 25.

5 PRIYANKA Saini - 2 years ago

Beautiful place to see.. must visit place if you are interested to know more about Bhutan culture, birds, wildlife etc. there is documentary also they play at certain time duration, you will be enjoying beautiful view of town from the place .

4 Sajeevkumar p s - 2 years ago

Bhutan boasts a great variety of plants and animals that thrive in a range of environments from tropical jungle (Southern Bhutan) to high snow bound mountains (Northern Bhutan). The Royal Government of Bhutan has created one nature reserve, four wildlife sanctuaries and five national parks to preserve and protect its extensive bio-diversity. This protected land amounts to approximately 35 percent of the country. Bhutan has also created a network of biological corridors linking all of the protected areas to facilitate animal migration and access to seasonal food supplies. The Museum contains some preserved specimens and trophies of such animals as the Takin, Bhutan’s national animal, snow leopards, deer, a crocodile, butterflies, and birds. Be sure to note the Bhutan Glory, a species of butterfly unique to Bhutan in the world. Temporary exhibition hall The building constructed in 2008 to host special and temporary exhibition also houses a museum shop on the ground floor selling authentic Bhutanese handicrafts. Amongst the four galleries, one gallery is dedicated to the natural history gallery

3 Hari Shah - 2 years ago

One more attraction near the Paro fort is the National Museum.

Like many other places in Bhutan, visitors can’t include a camera or phone inside.
The site provides a locker to keep those safe.

There are displays of the photos of previous kings. A section exhibits all varieties of masks.
The cubicle on biodiversity was impressive. However, I felt one write-up on the formation of Himalayas through subduction of the Indian plate had some obscure information.

A 3D holographic display was captivating too.

There is additionally a periodic show of a film clip presenting the views of Buddhism on life.

There was an enormous poster displaying the Taktsang monastery or the tiger‘s nest. Our guide seized an opportunity to explain the extreme path through which we will have to endure while visiting that next item in our itinerary.

This museum of all about Bhutani's cultural belief, their art forms, their spiritual beliefs.

There was nothing interesting actually. Entry fee is just 50 Rupees for an indian national.

Outside the museum, you will get a fantastic view of paro city. If lucky enough, you will get to see Aeroplane landing in Paro Airport as well.

4 Arindam Basu - 3 years ago

Museum has nice collection of masks, photographs of indian prime ministers visiting bhutan, various stuffed animals, alligator replicas, etc.
Downside- you cannot take photos inside museum and keep all your belongings at the locker.

5 Vamshi Krishna - 3 years ago

We took a day off to explore Paro further and some strolling brought us to the musuem . We were just glad to visit the place as you can get birds eye view of the city from the musuem and the inside of musuem is equally beautiful.

We were only able to visit the gallery that housed some architecture related displays, indo- Bhutanese relations along the history, and mainly flora and fauna of the country displayed with love sounds and life size caricatures of some of the wild life.

The main museum was closed for renovation but we did have a good time going through the gallery. Recommended to visit as it would not take much time if you drive. If you are walking there is a shortcut through the dzong that locals use, and you may witness the lifestyle of locals along the way.

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