The kitchen is the most important space in the average rural Bhutanese household. The kitchen usually occupied a central space in the building. It was a multi purpose room. It was in this room, around the hearth and mostly on the floor, that life of a particular family was lived. It was this room which was the warmest because there was a fire burning most of the time. This was not only the place where the family gathered, to cook and eat, entertain, work, sleep and for recreation. It was also the place for processing milk into butter and cheese as well as for alcohol production.

In Ogyen Choling nagtshang the kitchens in the past were always outside the complex because of the fear of the hazards of fire. The kitchen has been recreated for the convenience of the museum, using the artefacts if the original kitchen.

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