Folk Heritage Museum

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Folk Heritage Museum also known as Phelchey Toenkhyim was also established at the initiative of the Queen of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is dedicated to connect people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibits, demonstration, educational programs, and documentation of rural life. The principal exhibit in the museum is a restored three- storey traditional building rammed with mud and timber, which dates back to mid 19th century. In order to present a typical Bhutanese rural setting and flavour, paddy, wheat and millet fields; a traditional watermill (with mill stones that date back more than 150 years), traditional style kitchen gardens with vegetables that were grown and consumed over hundred years, and the famous traditional hot stone bath complement the museum building and the exhibitions within. It provides fascinating insights into Bhutanese tradition and way of life reflecting Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage.