Ta Dzong that previously served as the watch tower for Paro Rinpung Dzong, now houses Bhutan’s National Museum. The Museum is located on the hill overlooking Paro Dzong. Open from 9 am to 4pm every day except Mondays and some national holidays, a visit takes a good hour. On Sundays, it opens only at 11 am.
The museum has rich collection of collection of fine arts, paintings and bronzes are famous. There are also textiles, jewelery, and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stuffed animals and butterflies from Bhutan. The stamps’ hall is very popular and displays, among others, 3-D stamps, record stamps, silken stamps, embossed stamps and the famous triangular stamp depicting the yeti. The top floor of the Museum is a chapel containing a “tree” depicting the main figures of the four religious schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
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