Folk Heritage Museum
National Institute for Zorig Chusum
This institute, commonly known as 'the painting school', operates four- to six-year courses that provide instruction in Bhutan's 13...
The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts. For tourists it's of interest mainly as a...
National Institute of Traditional Medicine
Established in 1978, this interesting government facility researches, prepares and dispenses traditional herbal and other medicines. The...
This project trains young Bhutanese with a learning disability as bakers. It's worth your support, especially as all that this involves...
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Lonely Planet review
This restored three-storey, rammed-earth and timber building replicates a traditional farmhouse and is furnished as it would have been about a century ago. A guided tour of this almost-living museum is included in the admission and provides an interesting glimpse into rural Bhutanese life. Details that jump out include the antique noodle press, the leopardskin bags and Brokpa yak-hair 'spider' hats. The restaurant here serves Bhutanese lunches (Nu 250).