National Museum – Ta Dzong in Paro

National MuseumNational Museum, Ta- Dzong (the watchtower) one time watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, since 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the country. It holds fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps. The museum circular shape augments its varied collection displayed over several floors.

Today the Ta Dzong 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.

National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum in the town of Paro in western Bhutan. 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.

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Welcome to Ta Dzong (National Museum of Bhutan)

Information:

  • 5km 3miles away from the paro town.
  • 2400 meters 7381fts above the sea level.
  • 270 toward Northern Hemisphere and 890 towards Eastern Himalaya.
  • Toilet facilities – left side of the dzong and it is free.

Reminder:

  • Very lucky to get the picture of the courtyard.
  • Can take the picture of the paro valley.
  • Shoes on but no picture allowed.
  • Please refrain from touching any artifacts.
  • Please Mind your steps.
  • Please maintain low voice.

History

  • Orginally it was built in 1649 as a watchtower, Paro Ta Dzong was built by the La Ngoenpa Tenzin Drugdra, The first groverner of paro.
  • It was officially apened in1968 with a modest collections of art objects donated by the royal family members.
  • The Museum now provide safe heaven for the thousands of artistic, cultural and anthropological artifacts.

External:

  • We will find the trees like : Junipers, Blue pine,Bottle brush,Chirpine, Weeping Willow tree,
  • We will see the flowers like: Chinese rose,
  • Prayer flags

Internal:

1st Room: Mask Exhibitation.

  • The mask dance of Bhutan trace their origin from Vajrayana Buddhist tradition.
  • Mask are used in religious festivals called Tshechu or Tenth day of Bhutanese calander such as:
  • Clowns Mask
  • Stag dance mask
  • The mask of 8 manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava
  • Dhurdha Chham
  • Ging Tsholing Chham
  • Tungam Chham
  • Pholay Molay

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