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National Folk Heritage Museum

National Folk Heritage Museum in Bhutan

National Folk Heritage Museum also known as Phelchey Toenkhyim is one of the favoured sightseeing places in Thimphu. Preserving and conserving the traditional and ethical values of indigenous Bhutanese culture National Folk Heritage Museum of Thimphu was inaugurated in 28th July 2001 by Her Majesty, the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangchuck.

Tourists who want to learn about the indigenous and rustic lifestyle of Bhutanese people, National Folk Heritage Museum of Thimphu is a must visit place in Bhutan.

Interesting Facts about National Folk Heritage Museum

The three storey building of National Folk Heritage Museum does not consist of single nail and is only made with timber and wood. To maintain the authenticity the building of National Folk Heritage Museum was restored from the Wang Dynasty.

Things to See In National Folk Heritage Museum

  • The three storey building of National Folk Heritage Museum
  • 17th century household tools and farming equipment like noodle pressing tool
  • Leopard Skin Bags and Brokpa Yak-Hair Hat kept in the National Folk Heritage Museum
  • Original Water Mill stone of National Folk Heritage Museum dating back to 150 years.
  • Native trees and plants planted around the building of National Folk Heritage Museum

Things to Do In National Folk Heritage Museum

  • Learning about the traditional farming method in National Folk Heritage Museum
  • Watching the documentary made upon the rustic Bhutanese lifestyle in National Folk Heritage Museum
  • Getting an insight in the life of indigenous Bhutanese people by observing the tools and equipment kept in National Folk Heritage Museum

Visiting Time of National Folk Heritage Museum of Thimphu

Here are the timings to visit National Folk Heritage Museum of Thimphu. Expect, on Monday and some national holidays, visitors can visit National Folk Museum of Thimphu anytime between 9am to 5pm from Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 1 pm during Saturday and Sunday.

Entry Fee of National Folk Heritage Museum of Thimphu

The entry fee of National Folk Heritage Museum of Thimphu is as follows: For SARRC Nationals- 30 Nu and for Foreign Nationals- 150 Nu

Note: Visitors should note that the entry fee of National Folk Heritage Museum of Thimphu is a subject to change.

How to Reach National Folk Heritage Museum Of Thimphu

Located in Pedzoe Lam road visitors can easily reach National Folk Heritage Museum by walking for 15 minutes from Clock Tower Square of Thimphu.

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