National Folk Heritage Museum
Also known as Phelchey Toenkhyim by the locals in Bhutan, the National Folk Museum was established to preserve and showcase Bhutan’s folk culture. Took its shape in the year 2001 as an initiative by the Queen Mother of Bhutan, the purpose it was to connect visitors with Bhutanese rural culture and traditions through antique exhibits, educational programs, demonstrations as well as documentation. The Museum itself is situated in a 150-year-old establishment that perfectly enshrines the cultural essence of Bhutan and it is one of the best places to visit in Thimpu.If you really wish to dive into Bhutan’s true culture and history, the National Folk Heritage Museum is the best place to start from as it beautifully preserves and flaunts the centuries-old folk traditions of the country.This unique Heritage museum preserves traditional Bhutanese dishes, farming tools, household objects, and as well as important traditional trees. The surroundings of the establishment in which the museum has been constructed have beautifully preserved some of the most authentic folk elements of the historic Bhutan. From traditionally important flora and fauna to the authentic Bhutanese hot baths and water mills, this museum has been preserving Bhutan’s culture in the best way possible. If you visit this place, you will also get a chance to explore through unique and authentic historical Bhutanese furniture too, including chairs, benches, flooring, and other goods. No other tourist place can provide you with a better insight into the lives of the folk people of Bhutan.