The newly consecrated Ta Dzong , Paro Bhutan museum gives a glimpse of Bhutan in the last 100 years with two galleries showcasing the history of Bhutan .
On a ridge immediately above Paro Dzong is Ta Dzong, built as a watchtower to protect Paro Dzong. 'Ta' means 'to see' in Dzongkha, so the watchtower of Dzong is always called a 'Ta Dzong'. On account of their function , watchtowers are always round in shape. It was converted into a national museum in 1968. Ta Dzong holds a fascinating collection of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art, masterpieces of bronze statues, and paintings. It also displays Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, together with a small natural history collection.
Ta Dzong Paro, Gallery
The first gallery on the ground floor of Ta Dzong, Paro showcases the Guardian of the four directions, which protects the entrances to monasteries and temples . It wards off evil influence from all directions. The second gallery describes the foundation of Trongsa Dzong. A special feature of the third gallery is the Raven crown worn by King Gongsar Wangchuck. The fourth gallery has silk Kira and Tego of the first Queen Ashi Choden, the oath allegiance that was signed on 3.5m scroll, the second king's prayer book and silver box. It also has third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk amulet, ivory flask, container for betel and a Zenith Radio.
The fifth gallery show cases the messages of sacred dances including the wheel of life, mask and costumes while six gallery is about Buddhism and rituals. On seventh gallery of Ta Dzong are Khesar Ling Lhakhang and statues of Guru Rinpoche The ninth gallery houses Guru Rinpoche's eight manifestation and Maitreya Buddha Lhakhang.The Five Tathagata Buddhas sit in tenth Gallery of Ta Dzong . The top gallery showcases the body, the speech and the mind of Adi-Buddha.
The best time to visit Ta Dzong, Paro in Bhutan would be in the evening as you can watch the sunset.