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National Library and Archives of Bhutan

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Pedzoe Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

National Library and Archives of Bhutan is good designed building ,architect is superb with grand collection of books to enjoy .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special place to discover old things in Bhutan. You may not spend much time, but it is in an area where you will see other museums

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful place which also has the worlds biggest book. They have lots of old pictures and scripts. The sculpture school was nice to see young students creating beautiful statues.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

This place has one big book probably one of the biggest in the world. But the real treasure for me were the old scriptures representing different tradition of Buddhism that it houses on its different floors.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

The second I stepped in here - I could tel that there is some sort of compound that is being used to preserve all the books. I am very sensitive to things like that so I was only able to stay in for a very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Went here by chance and it was a nice experience. The building is beautiful, and the ground are quite pretty.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Compared to many libraries, this is not that huge. We are told majority of the collection is in Sanskrit which majority can not even read. The biggest attraction is the world’ biggest book certified by Guinness. J Ganesh

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We saw the National Libray. It had good collection of books and well stacked. Of course, we did not see many scholars using the facility. It is a nice place to visit. .

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ranjit K
Reviewed 2 June 2018

It’s a big library , formerly started by the queen by donating her books for the use of public of Bhutan and all. All the books, news edits, kept periodically and beautifully. It’s having photos of all the Kings Of Bhutan with dignitaries and ministers....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The library is located in a buliding outside u have rose garden all colours.its a great collection of Buddhism books peaceful

Date of experience: June 2018
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8 January 2018|
Response from sherabtenzin360 | Reviewed this property |
National Handicraft Emporium=Nu.150. National Library=Nu.100 Takin Preserve=Nu.100 Tashichhodzong=Nu.300 Buddha Point=Free (Tourists on minimum daily package don't have to pay those fees)