This watchtower, which once guarded Trongsa Dzong against internal rebellion, stands on a promontory above the town. It was built by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, the 1st Governor of Trongsa in 1652, and its located above Trongsa Dzong. Unlike Paro Ta Dzong which is round its a fairly narrow tower with two V-shaped wings on either side. The main temple here was established in 1977 and dedicated to King Gesar, the king of epic or god of a warrior.
It was totally restored in 2008 and converted to Royal Heritage Museum and was funded by the Austrian Government.
Open: Every day from 09:00 to 17:00 closed on weekend and government Holidays.
Lunch Break: 13-14
Dress Code: Formal Dress not necessary
Entry Fee:Need to buy tickets
Photography:Photography not allowed inside museum
There are 11 gallaries inside the museum
First Gallery:Its the entrance and there you will see Four Guardian Kings and a prayer wheel.
Second Gallery: It is devoted to holy men and deities related to the foundation of Trongsa Dzong and also statues and belongings of Lam Ngagi Wangchuck.
Third Gallery:Raven crown of the second king is prominently displayed in a spectacular central showcase, in the form of a reverse wire suspended pyramid.
Fourth Gallery:Here you will see the objects belonging to the first four kings of Bhutan’s Wangchuck dynasty.
Fifth Gallery: It displays masks, costumes, and other objects that are used in the sacred dances performed regularly in the courtyards of Trongsa Dzong.
Sixth Gallery:It provides the meaning and ritual practice of Buddhism and ritual objects a monk required are displayed: diamond scepter, bell, and magical dagger, also seen are miniature shrine, winged conch shell and a butter lamp made of solid gold.
Seventh Gallery: Temple of Ling Gesar, the epic god of warrior
Eight Gallery:dedicated to Guru Rinpoche and its eight menefestation.
Ninth Gallery:Temple of Maitreya Buddha and houses the secret image of Drang Song, which is enshrined in the altar.
Tenth Gallery:Its devoted to the five Tathagata Buddhas who embody fundamental philosophical principles of Mahayana Buddhism.
Eleventh Gallery: Its dedicated to the highest level of Buddhist philosophy: the absolute and conceptually inconceivable reality, which can be recognized only at the moment of enlightenment.