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Folk Heritage Museum Of Bhutan

Folk Heritage Museum Of Bhutan

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Description

Bhutan has no dearth of museums and galleries for culture enthusiasts. National Museum of Bhutan, National library of Bhutan, National Institute of Traditional Arts, these are just some of the popular culture hotspots of the country. However, the most incredible museum among these is undoubtedly the Folk Heritage Museum of Bhutan.

Located in the most shrouded capital of Thimphu, the folk heritage aims to connect visitors with the rich traditions, age-old lifestyles, folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations,  educational programs and documentaries.

Bhutanese culture places a lot of emphasis on living with natural harmony. There is an alpine type of vegetation in Bhutan with the forest containing many species of trees such as oak, rhododendron, cypress, juniper, pine and for. Thus, timber is available in plentiful. This is why wood is a common construction material used in all most all types of Bhutanese architecture - from humble cottages to royal palaces. This has been reflected in the architecture of the museum as well. At the heart of the Museum itself are a restored three-storied, traditional rammed mud and timber house. It dates back to the mid-18th century house, the design and form of the house are those of an average household in the Wang (present-day Thimphu) area during that era. In the courtyard of the museum, you will find all the implements used in a traditional Bhutanese home. This includes plough, yoke, ox-drawn wooden plough, thrasher[korbji], rolled bamboo mat for drying grain and vegetables etc. The ground floor displays equipment used for storing manure, paddy and tending to sick animals. The second floor has exhibits that show how agricultural products are stored whereas the third floor is a model of a typical rural Bhutanese house. Finally, the backyard area has a display of a hot stone bath and through the final exit, you can visit the Folk Museum shop to buy souvenirs to take back home or lunch in the incredible Folk Museum restaurant. 

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Highlights :
• All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
• Hotel pickup and drop-off included from the city hotels
• Informative, friendly and professional guide
• Great overview and orientation of the visit
• Guide services for a more personalized experience

Activity :
• Sightseeing & Soft Adventure

Transport :
Air-conditioned transport with driver
• 01 to 03 persons - Sedan cars - Indian make cars like Toyota Etios or Maruti Swift Desire
• 03 to 05 persons - SUV cars - Toyota Innova or similar
• 06 to 10 persons - Tempo Traveller with 10 seats
• 11 to 18 persons - Mini coaches with 18 seater
• 19 to 42 persons - Coaches with 27 or 42 seater
All the vehicles are air-conditioned

Pickup and Departure :
Pick up from mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.
Drop at mentioned city Centre, Railway Station or your city hotel.

• Tour Duration : Half-Day - 4-5 hours
• Guide : English speaking guide included
• Assistance : Yes
• Entrance fees included  : Yes
• Tour start from  : Thimphu
• Vehicle : Air-conditioned
• Driver with a phone : Yes
• Tour Starts Time : 0900 hrs.

Additional :
• Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
• Child below 5 years is free.
• No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites except for places of worship, shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended.
• We recommend comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen during the visit.
• Entrance fees to the monuments are not included and are to be paid directly. Any camera or video camera fees, if any, are to be paid directly

Timings :
09:00 Am to 05:00 Pm

Things To Carry :
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Comfortable footwear

Advisory :
Special Holidays will not be liable for any dispute arising out of the rental between customer and vendor, guide or any service provider

Confirmation Policy :
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking Rate is based on minimum 2 person sharing. We reserve the right to cancel in case minimum no. of customers required for the visit on any date is not met.

Cancellation Policy :
• If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the visit, 25% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the visit, 50% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
• If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the visit, 100% of the total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.

Refund Policy :
•The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

You are required to furnish correct Email address. As a customer, you agree to accept email as a means of communication and delivery of Travel vouchers and confirmation of your booking. In doing so, you agree not to hold www.specialholidays.com liable for any non-receipt of travel voucher or email confirmation.
As an additional measure to avoid any misuse of the credit card and to protect our customers, we may request for photocopies of your credit card (back and front) and a Credit Card Authorization Payment Form to exclude the possibility of any misuse. As a customer, you agree to cooperate and provide the necessary documents in case required.




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