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National Institute for Zorig Chusum

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Address: Thimphu, Bhutan

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I don't think the students enjoy being scrutinized by visitors :) but for us its a nice experience to see the hard work that goes into these arts for which we haggle to reduce... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think the students enjoy being scrutinized by visitors :) but for us its a nice experience to see the hard work that goes into these arts for which we haggle to reduce prices :) we didn't buy anything from the shop, since we didn't want anything. But yes a nice experience though. Oh and do not use the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bhutan is popular in preserving its old traditional arts. This is the place where youths are taught 13 different types of arts. You will be able to see youths doing wood carving, mask making, weaving, embroidering etc.

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Patna, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is a nice place where you will find how children are trained in traditional arts of Bhutan.clay Idol making, embroidery ,stitching, wood carving etc are taught here.The product produced here are sold at art complex shop.

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Also referred to as 'Painting School' and 'Art School', this is a unique institution in Thimphu to develop Bhutan's traditional art & craft. It is a college where Bhutanese students get to learn their chosen art from amongst those offered. You get to walk through classrooms where students are honing their skills ... in painting, wood carving, embroidery, sculpture etc.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

“Young artists in training”. Bhutan wants to continue its cultural history of artisans. This school trains aspiring artists in fields of embroidery, clay sculpture, painting, etc. The individual classroom seem to be differentiated by the obtained skill level. As you wander about the classes, don’t be just a silent observer. Interact with the students, ask questions about their work and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

The Art school trains artists to continue the old style art. When I visited the school, I thought it was a good way to train young artists but after visiting the Temples/Fortresses I realized the art these students are studying is the same art in the Temples! In order to build the Temples, you need good artists, this school is... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

The wonderful art forms of Bhutan are on display here in real life - a visitor is left to wander through classes and see what the students are doing - except nobody really knows or understands what they are seeing ! There is no guide, and I don't think the poor students liked being scrutinized by tourists ! A bit... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

There is a 100 Nu entrance fee and they are very strict about lunch and closing timings. So make sure you have enough time on hand. You can access all the classes where various crafts are being taught. The best part is the shop where you can buy genuine Bhutanese crafts at a nominal price.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

A super place which provides visitors access to 13 traditional arts being taught here. A must visit in Thimphu

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Students undergo four to six year course in one of thirteen traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan, a great way to preserve the culture of the country. We got to see the hands-on training and also many beautiful finished works of the students. Place worth including in the itinerary

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