Bhutan is a country known by mystical names such as ‘the Last Shangri-la’, and ‘the land of the Thunder Dragon’. Bhutan is a unique country both culturally and environmentally. For the Bhutanese people, the gross national happiness is more important than the gross domestic product hence Bhutan is also known to be the happiest country in the world. Thimphu which is the capital of Bhutan is referred to as the most modern city in the country. The Bhutan Postal Museum is the main attraction here as it preserves the various artifacts that highlight the progress and development of Bhutan over the years.
Operation of the museum and what it showcases-
The museum is operated mainly by the Bhutan Postal Department; therefore, you can get various postcards and envelopes with pictures of Bhutan and its culture. The main objective of the museum is to analyze the progress of postal services and communication system of Bhutan. The museum also showcases unique and rare stamps and depicts the stories of legendary messengers. The stories are told through artifacts and anecdotes preserved in the museum
The five galleries of the Museum
Gallery 1 is mainly used for temporary exhibitions which changes when there is a special occasion in the country or if it is time for stamp releases.
Gallery 2 provides information regarding the history of communication during the pre-postal era when messengers were used to delivering government order and letters
Gallery 3 documents the story of the development of the postal and telegraphic system. The gallery consists of old postal and telegraphic instruments and devices.
Gallery 4 showcases the stamps issues which were dedicated to the Wangchuk Dynasty. It provides information related to the start of the monarchy in Bhutan and the various successive kings who ruled at that time.
Gallery 5 is basically an interactive area where activities and programs are held in order to educate school children and guests.
Why should you visit The Postal Museum?
The place consists of unusual artifacts and souvenirs in the shape of Phallus. The significance of the phallus is very important in Bhutan so if you want to know more about it will be more convenient if you visit the museum yourself. For all the history enthusiasts this place is quite a treat as they will be able to know about the history of communication before the pre postal era in Bhutan and they will also be able to get an idea about the various kings who ruled in Bhutan.
Why should you contact Tour operators to visit the Postal Museum?
Due to programs and activities held anytime in the museum, there are chances of the museum getting crowded and there is a chance that you might not get tickets therefore if you are in touch with traveling agencies in Bhutan, it can be of a real help to you. If you want further information regarding the museum do contact R.S travels as they are equipped with the best traveling agents in Bhutan. They will provide you with all the details and services and they will cater to your questions. They are also known to be the best Bhutan traveling agency as they will offer you with attractive packages which you will not be able to resist. The exclusive deals and discounts they provide to the customers make them one of the best tour operators in Bhutan as reviewed by many customers who took their service.
- Summer timings=9am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday.
- Winter timings=9am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Saturday
- Tourists= 250Nu
- Indian Tourists=150Nu
Location: Thimphu, Bhutan.
The significance and the beauty of the museum can only be given justice by seeing and studying it with your very own eyes so what are you waiting for? Book your tickets to Thimphu now and marvel at this beautiful historic wonder in Bhutan.