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The traditional architectural grandeur of the Parliament building is one of the attractions to the Bhutanese and foreigners alike. The paintings and frescos of the Parliament hall depict Bhutan’s traditions and value system that are deeply rooted in the tenets of Buddhism. In its own right, physical infrastructures of Parliament showcase Bhutan’s time-tested cultural and traditional identity that continues to be its national heritage and pride.

The Parliament building houses the National Assembly hall and its secretariat. The Assembly sessions are held twice a year. The Assembly deliberations are open to the media and public. However, the Constitution empowers the Speaker to exclude the press and the public from all or any part of the proceedings if there is a compelling need to do so in the interests of public order, national security or any other situation, where publicity would seriously prejudice public interest.

The public members interested to attend parliamentary sessions are required to obtain security clearance from the Parliament security team. The visitors must bring their identity cards or letter from their organizations based on which the security team will issue admission cards. For security purposes, the visitors are frisked.

Both the winter and summer sessions of Parliament usually take place between 9:30am to 1.00pm with a short break at 11.00am.

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