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Timings : Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Entry Fee : BTN 200

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Simply Bhutan, Thimphu Overview

Flaunting the rich Bhutanese culture to the world, Simply Bhutan Museum displays the impressive traditions and gives a glimpse of the country's history. A one-of-its kind "living" museum, visitors get to enjoy the Bhutanese songs, folk dances and finger-licious cuisine. One can actually live the country's culture by trying on traditional clothes and archery.

Apart from being a living museum, Simply Bhutan is also a photo studio, where the Bhutanese culture is promoted and preserved. Here, the main target is the youth since the future of the country is in their hands. Workshops and training programmes are organized from time to time which majorly involves young people and trains them in various skills. This also provides wonderful employment opportunities to the young population of the nation. From religious values to the rural lifestyle, one can get a peek into every little detail concerning Bhutan.

If you believe in experiences more than verbal stories, then Simply Bhutan is the place for you to actually live the Bhutanese lifestyle. One can actually dress in traditional attire, try archery, the national sport of Bhutan, and a lot of other activities. Free snacks are also served to keep you refreshed during your visit.

Buddha Statue in Simply Bhutan
Buddha Statue at Simply Bhutan (Source)

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Sections of Simply Bhutan

Pachhab Studio
Here, you can dress up in the traditional Bhutanese clothes and get beautiful and iconic photographs clicked for free! It is also where people can participate in traditional house construction activity.

Thabtsang Studio
After being dressed up in beautiful and traditional attire, people can participate in kitchen activities here.

Various Activities
Apart from different types of studios, there is a live demonstration of some common lifestyle activities which visitors can see and learn from. Wood carving, Thangka painting, weaving, statue carving etc are all demonstrated.

Tashi Delek Museum
This is where the old artefacts are preserved and displayed. Here, one gets to see those things which were used a very long time ago and are now almost forgotten. A giant statue of Buddha Dordenma is a pretty sight here.

Culture of a country is incomplete without its dances and songs. To give you a more clear insight into the country’s culture, dancing and singing activities are organized on a regular basis for visitors’ entertainment.

The Wishing Well at Simply Bhutan
Although everything and activity here are worth seeing and remembering, one most unique and different thing is a wishing well. People can toss their coins into the well and make a wish. To make this activity more exciting, a challenge has been kept in this. Whosoever is able to hit the hole in the well is rewarded with special gifts.

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Children Posing at the Simply Bhutan (Source)

Where to Eat at Simply Bhutan

Simply Bhutan Restaurant, located in the YDF Complex on Genyen Lam, is a nice family restaurant constructed in the traditional Bhutanese style. A variety of dishes are available for you to choose from. Indian snacks, such as samosas and Rotis, are also available in the menu. It is easily accessible from Simply Bhutan Museum. The museum can be visited for free, without having to pay any entry fee, after having your meal here.

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Bhutanese School Field Trip to Simply Bhutan (Source)

How To Reach Simply Bhutan

Simply Bhutan is easily accessible from all parts of the city. Bhutan Post Office Headquarters and Changangkha Lhakhang are located very close by. A cab can be taken to reach the museum.

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