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Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

Norzin Lam, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
+975 2 335 117
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Located very close-by to the Dzong, this place sells mainly women's traditional clothes - Kira... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jatinsmehta
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Mumbai, India
A textile museum

This museum has some interesting exhibits of Bhutanese textiles, primarily for women's garments... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pico1
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California
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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 weavers and embroiderers at work at our Weaving Center on the premises of the Royal Textile Academy. Opening times: Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 17:00
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  • Average16%
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Norzin Lam, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Located very close-by to the Dzong, this place sells mainly women's traditional clothes - Kira & other artifacts. Can be skipped if you're running short of time

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has some interesting exhibits of Bhutanese textiles, primarily for women's garments - and a room where you can see textiles being woven. It is worth a modest amount of time.

Thank pico1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum has 2-3 parts. One explains the origins and history of Bhutan. Very detailed and informative. The other one explains the textile/ clothing - origins, history, importance, etc. You can easily spend 2-3 hours esp. if you are interested in learning history, love museums....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tied together a lot of the scraps of information I had been accumulating about different types of weaving that Bhutan is famous for- I only wish I had seen it first! Another plus the the amazing photo exhibition in the teaching center

Thank Beth F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We viewed a film introduction and then walk through various galleries. We were able to view the many different traditional clothing and see various textiles and how they were made. It was amazing to watch the weaving process.

Thank Manuel B
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Nice to see handcraft works of bhutan people also the dress code of different century's...from there i can get the entire knowledge regarding Bhutanese tradition.

Thank Antony S
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

They have so many different weaving techniques,Dresses looks same but material & weaves are so inticate.On the other floor there are exclusive collection of jewellery & royal carpets, stoles.

Thank Shveta S
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

It is a newly built gallery with 2 exhibition hall and 01 weaving gallery. The best part is to see young girls weaving. They enjoy the work with their happy and smiling face.

Thank Maulik_Shah1984
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Visited this place with family and found it to be extremely informative about culture of Bhutan, including its apparel. Construction of hall was in full swing.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Very informative, exquisite show of tribal textiles and attire. Weavers demonstration, however not quite sure why there were children weaving.

Thank Sheila N
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Eshita17
28 July 2015|
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Response from Ugyen T | Property representative |
The Museum is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4pm. It is closed on Sunday.
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Eshita17
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.
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