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National Institute for Zorig Chusum

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Reviewed 21 November 2018

The most striking feature of this museum is the presence of students learning the craft. They were very friendly and told us that they are chosen to be students there after a rigorous selection process and that they will spend six years receiving training there....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Filiform
Reviewed 10 June 2018

I loved visiting this location and learning more about this school/watching the students work. I highly recommend arriving early, as later in the day it can get a bit busy!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travisbluemling
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

For the school drop out boys and girls, Bhutanese government offers free vocational training in wood carvings, silver/ copper work, paintings, sculptures etc giving free accommodation and food. J Ganesh

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jganesh1411
Reviewed 27 April 2018

National Institute of Arts, Zorig Chusum Bhutan helps in preserving its old traditional arts. Students are taught 13 different types of arts; wood carving, mask making, weaving, embroidering, clay modelling and sculpture. We didn’t have time to go in but we had the good fortune...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Harjeet K
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is a school that teaches young people arts and crafts. You can go around and watch people do various types of crafts, e.g sewing, painting, what's on depends on the lessons that day. There is a obligatory shop at the end. It was a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank jo l
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is an academy to the excellence of Bhutan’;s artistic heritage. Students spend six years honing their skills in wood work, embroidery, sculpture, painting etc to continue to contribute to the fabric of Bhutan’s culture. Pop in to a classroom, it’s fascinating.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We visited here with a guide and two friends. It is an Institute where students can learn to paint, sculpt, wood carve, embroider, in fact thirteen different skills are learnt here. It was amazing what the students could do in their first year of learning....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Deryn H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

It is a great idea to promote and maintain the local art and crafts. Maybe the enjoyment of this place depends on the guide’s skills. Unfortunately, our guide was not very experienced, and therefore we did not enjoy the visit at all. Saying that, the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This institute teaches 13 different local arts to the students, The institute is not big but then Bhutan is a small country with 0.8 million. One can spend some time to understand the local arts!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank KS R
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Don't miss is for sure, when in Thimpu. This school for imparting traditional skills is a great effort to empower youngsters. Stone and clay sculpturing, woodwork, and thanka painting are some the arts taught here. I had visited this school a decade ago and it...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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