National Museum of Bhutan
Open Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entry : free
Address : National Museum of Bhutan འབྲུག་གི་འགྲེམས་སྟོན་ཁང་།, Paro, Bhutan
Website : http://www.nationalmuseum.gov.bt/
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Why to visit National Museum of Bhutan
The National Museum in Paro is where history meets the present, making it a haven for history buffs and anyone with a great interest in learning more about Bhutan. It is perched above Paro Dzong and holds all of the historical artefacts and personal effects. The preservation of historical relics, inscriptions, and artefacts is essential in order to keep future generations informed about the country's history. There are some items here that are more than 1500 years old. The best destination on the planet to learn about Bhutan's beginnings, it provides insight into local people's lifestyles and the evolution of Bhutanese culture.
Bhutan's National Museum is a source of national pride. It includes six storeys, each telling a different storey from the past and displaying art and traditions. Paintings, art pieces, animal masks, and many other aspects of the rich culture can be seen. Built in 1649 as a watchtower against Tibetan warriors, the National Museum was turned to a museum in 1968, preserving Bhutan's rich history within its walls ever since.
A cab can take you to the National Museum, which is located above Paro Dzong. A local tour guide can assist you in finding a driver who will take you to this wealth of information.
The entrance price is BTN 10 for Bhutanese, BTN 25 for SAARC nationals, BTN 150 for non-SAARC nationals, and for monks, nuns, and children under the age of ten there are no entry fees.
By Atharva Yeshwardhan
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