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National Museum, Paro

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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 in temporary accommodation at present, so the full extent of the exhibits was not able to be seen.  more »
  • Good scenic beauty surrounding the museum. Inside the museum (yes it is small one) only 4 units are there. Audio visual facility available. Mobile & Camera are not allowed inside. Wash room...  more »
  • You get to know some history and culture of Bhutan. Unfortunately no photography is allowed.
  • Good place to get to know about the country of Bhutan. It's a lovely place to visit. The entry fee is Rs 20-25 for Indians. And entry is free for children upto 10 years. There is a lovely view of the city of Paro from the museum. Also you r not allowed to carry ur phones, camera, bags, sunglasses inside the museum. You have to keep ur belongings in the lockers provided. And they do accept ₹500 notes in Bhutan. Most places don't accept ₹2000 notes. But other notes are accepted.

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