Museums in Thimphu

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Museums in Thimphu

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  • AHKE Adventure Travel
    Thimphu, Bhutan86 contributions
    Here at Simply Bhutan, you can see the culture and tradition of Bhutan through household tools and other items of Bhutanese origin. You can also have a sumptuous lunch of Bhutanese cuisines
    Written 28 November 2020
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  • Nirmal Pani
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
    We came to understand the details of how textiles are made as well as the details of why they were the dress which looks like skirts.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • AZCasualTraveler
    Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
    The National Folk Heritage Museum is located only a few minutes from Thimphu city center. This "Museum" is not your typical one (a building housing artifacts from the past). I would call this Museum a "Living History Museum", which is defined as a Museum that actually recreates historical settings of past time periods - the conditions, culture and natural environment of the past. In the case of the National Folk Heritage Museum, the Museum building itself is more than 150 years old residence and the surrounding area is a very good simulation of what life was like during that time period.

    The entrance to the "Museum" or old historic home opens into a courtyard where fire wood, farming equipment and grain is stored. This courtyard also contains a stone oven for burning incense and wooden mortars for pounding rice. The Museum second floor level was used mainly for storage of grain and food items. The Museum (top) third floor level was the living, dining and sleeping areas.
    Interesting to visit an actual 150 year old residence that has now been restored to become the "National Folk Heritage Museum", which the Bhutan government is wanting to preserve the old Bhutanese heritage and rural life from the past.
    Written 15 May 2020
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  • Balasubramanian R
    Chennai (Madras), India535 contributions
    Bhutan Postal museum is situated in centre of Thimphu city and it is tourist attraction. One can get their own picture on Bhutanese stamp right then and there. Get a photo clicked then and there or give a photo of our dear ones and we will get personalized stamps in 5 minutes. In the museum old items of postal department are displayed
    Written 30 October 2019
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  • Susan E
    Philadelphia, PA843 contributions
    This is a small museum which has a lovely and reasonable gift shop. Unfortunately photography isn’t allowed in most of it but there are some interesting exhibits.
    Written 23 August 2019
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  • YK1973
    Mumbai, India213 contributions
    Run by one of the celebrities of Bhutan who became popular in Bollywood as a model-Kelly Dorji- it has artefacts and antiques for the rich.
    Written 9 May 2017
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