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Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan: Tours & Tickets

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Discover the beauty and diversity of the living textile arts of Bhutan. We have the finest examples of woven, embroidered and appliqued textiles on display alongside relevant production techniques in our Textile Museum. Visitors can also observe...more
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Norzin Lam, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
+975 2 335 117
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One has very few places to visit in Thimphu therefore to make tourists happy Tour guides insist to visit. If you have time visit if you don't visit nothing lost. I did rather spend time in Thimphu town trying out different restaurants and visiting Handicraft...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank anilsaw
Reviewed 5 September 2019

Gives an idea of various weaving styles of traditional bhtanese dress for men - Gho and women - Kera and a live demo

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SinghalN
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Bhutan is famous for handwoven textiles and RTA gives you a great introduction. You can then visit the craft Bazaar next door better prepared about the beautiful textile you may pick up.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 24 July 2019

Too bad you can't take pictures inside the museum but I understand the textiles can be fragile. There was a movie highlighting different regions of Bhutan and their regional wear. Got to see the regional wear and the pattern competition winners. I love museum gift...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank travelP2P
Reviewed 8 July 2019

If you are in the market to purchase textiles, this is a terrific spot to visit. There are a couple of artisans exhibiting their crafts within the building, otherwise, it is primarily a shop of beautifully displayed and crafted Bhutanese textiles. Some items are affordable,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debra R
Reviewed 29 June 2019

The building is good, and so is the collection. But its difficult to relate with. This can be skipped if time is less.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mobius86
Reviewed 22 June 2019

Good architecture. having a traditional bhutanese dresses and live demo of man and women dress in digital way. Heavy dresses of bhutanese peoples wearied in occasions stayed in different regions . must visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank suketu124
Reviewed 20 June 2019

Very nicely designed place displaying the textile heritage of Bhutan. The colour scheme of the external wall and windowsill paintings simply takes your breath away.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank neelkamalk2017
Reviewed 16 June 2019

Excellent displays of historical textiles and weaving from many years ago. Lots of beautiful examples of clothing with distinct weave patterns belonging to different regions throughout Bhutan. Worthwhile visiting this museum.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 10 June 2019 via mobile

You need to schedule your visit such that you have the energy and time to appreciate the local textile and costume. We did some hiking in the morning and went to the textile center in the afternoon. The visit started with a video screening in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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18 October 2018|
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Response from Carol W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. They have a variety of fabrics in different sizes and price ranges. It is all very high quality and some is quite expensive. Other items have a lower price tag.
28 July 2015|
Response from Ugyen T | Property representative |
The Museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm. It is closed on Sunday.
24 July 2015|
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Response from Ugyen T | Property representative |
From Paro Satsam, it will take around 1 hour 30 minutes with normal traffic.