National Museum of Bhutan or the Ta Dzong, located above Rinpung Dzong on the bank of River Mangde is a conch shaped fortress in Paro. National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum . Established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building, above Rinpung Dzong under the command of His Majesty, the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck,. The necessary infrastructure was created to house some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art, including masterpieces of bronze statues and paintings. Suitable galleries were constructed to house the extensive collections. Works of art were elegantly displayed on scientific lines.
Today the National Museum has in its possession over 3,000 works of Bhutanese art, covering more than 1,500 years of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. Its rich holdings of various creative traditions and disciplines, represent a remarkable blend of the past with the present and is a major attraction for local and foreign visitors.
Ta Dzong was built under the government of the 2nd Desi, Ngoenpa Tenzin Dugda, to protect the Rinpung Dzong from the unceasing assaults from Tibet and India. In 17th century the once grandiose fortress of Ta Dzong was converted into the National Museum of Bhutan under the command of the 3rd Dragon King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
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Best Time to visit National Museum of Bhutan
From Tuesday to Saturday Ta Dzong Museum remains open from 9 am to 4 pm and on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. Aside from Monday and some administration occasion the Museum can be visited whenever inside the given timetable.This Museum remain close during few holiday in Bhutan. Please check here for the holiday list of Bhutan.