The National Museum was opened in 1968 and contains over 300 various masterpieces and artworks that are known to represent over 1500 years’ worth of Bhutan’s cultural heritage.
History of Ta Dzong
Ta Dzong translates to watch tower and used to serve as one as well as a fortress to protect the main city of Paro Dzong. Built by the first governor of Paro and the second regent of Bhutan who reigned from 1656 to 1667, the tower is over 340 years old.
About Ta Dzong
The stone walls of this 7-storey tower measures to about 2.5m in width and the design has been said to represent the union of the sun and moon, a symbol for victory and fame.
If you’re staying at Como Uma Paro, located about 20 minutes away from the museum or in any other luxury Bhutan hotel, you will have to drive through into the Dop Shari Valley.
The galleries inside are sectioned off into main categories to display various specimens like armour, decorative arts, paintings, textiles, prehistory and early history of the country, manuscripts and much more.
Things to know
Unfortunately, you can’t bring your camera and take photographs inside the museum. But feel free to capture the beauty of the Ta Dzong and its magnificent surroundings!
From Tuesdays to Saturdays, the museum is open from 9 am to 4 pm, and on Sundays, it’s open from 11 am to 4 pm.
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