Simply Bhutan Museum
Simply Bhutan is a “living” museum that showcases the life, culture, industry, and religion of the nation. It also has various activities that provide a rich orientation about Bhutan.
The first stop is in the Reception Area where tourists are greeted by masked guides in traditional Bhutanese costumes welcoming each visitor with customary greetings. The museum is made up of three rooms: the Costume Room where traditional clothing can be donned at a fee, the Entertainment Room where visitors can play archery and darts, and the Demonstration Room where handicraft-making and cloth-weaving are demonstrated. The tour culminates in the Tashi Delek Courtyard where a golden statue of Buddha peacefully watches the courtyard. A prayer and a coin tossed into the pot that floats in front of the statue becomes a symbolic goodbye.
Simply Bhutan can be found in Genyen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan.
Opening Days and Hours
Simply Bhutan is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance fee to Simply Bhutan starts at BTN 50 (USD 0.71) for locals and BTN 150 (USD 2.3) for tourists.
How to Get There
- Fly to Bhutan via Druk Air, or Bhutan Airlines.
- From the airport, take a taxi to Thimphu.
- At Thimphu, book a tour. Tours often provide transportation.
- If traveling DIY, you can take the taxi.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the Simply Bhutan Museum is between 9:00 and 12:00.
Dining options near the museum include ZaSa, The Zone, Zombala, Ambient Cafe, Seasons Restaurant, and O Cafe.
- Paro Taktsang
- Rinpung Dzong
- Drukgyal Dzong
At Thimphu, you can find various accommodations ranging from budget to luxurious. Options include Kisa, Hotel Migmar, Hotel Phuntsho Pelri, Hotel Admohara, Bhutan Suites, Namgay Heritage Hotel, Hotel Galingkha, and Hotel Riverview. Rates range from USD 70 to USD 250.