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Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Royal textile academy has beautiful, well presented displays

And their gift shop has the best prices for crafts and textiles, which supports local craftspeople... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
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A peek into the history of Bhutanese textiles

The place is a well maintained museum with information on the introduction of weaving and... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
Kochi (Cochin), India
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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 2 weeks ago

This was a close walk from our hotel. A good way to know if there are textiles you will want to purchase.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BWH999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not exactly must visit place still you can cover it as textile trade is famous for bhutan therefore one can visit it..entry fees is bit high for the place bt management was pretty good

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

And their gift shop has the best prices for crafts and textiles, which supports local craftspeople and the non-profit Museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

The place is a well maintained museum with information on the introduction of weaving and handicrafts in Bhutan. Along with static displays, there are informational videos on things like the draping of the traditional attire. Some of the winners of the national design competition are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Filiform
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Lovely building but not much to see inisde. Again a lot oof steps to master to get in and out. Don"t need to spend much time here

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roslyn G
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The place has amazing exhibits and information about the history of textile in Bhutan. Starting from raw materials and weaving styles, there is a wealth of information about the topic. As most Thangkas are found as paintings nowadays, the place has some great exhibits displaying...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anirban S
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

A sprawling pleasant complex having halls displaying tradional Bhutanese dresses and fabrics and artifects. One begins with a 12 minutes video on traditional dresses and fabrics on different parts of Bhutan and his they are/ were made. There area couple of other halls in which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RGoel123
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This a wonderful museum that really helps visitors understand the evolution of textiles in Bhutan. There are changing displays that address the historic and current state of the art. Our favorite part of the visit was the display of materials used in weaving and being...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I visited in last year -2017 and a beautiful view that was i just loved that... I would love to visit again

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mahabub S
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

It was the first modern building we saw in Thimphu. Do see the feature film to understand the art behind all the beautiful hand woven cloth in Bhutan. I was amazed with the intricacy and patterns. The musuem itself houses amazing clothing designs and patterns...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sharmanisha1005
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18 October 2018|
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Response from divermom3 | 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.