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Choki Traditional Art School

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Choki Traditional Art School is the only privately run charitable institute that provides traditional arts & crafts training to the underprivileged youths of Bhutan. The school provides free tuition, food and lodging facility and promotes the rich...more
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Kabesa, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 17 60 31 35
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit felt a little obligatory. It is basically a walk through an art school that does traditional arts this is definitely a important aspect of preserving and living culture in Bhutan. It was just a little boring for me. For others that are into...More

Thank travelsalot45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit to see how young Bhutanese are being given an education in traditional crafts and be inspired by the story of Mr. Choki and how it all started with six kids living in his home and sharing the rather meagre meals of his own children.

Thank Audrey C
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This is a school where you can see people learning arts. Basically we are interrupting the classes and you don’t have any understanding what they are doing.

Thank Marco P
Reviewed 30 July 2018

So here you see young Bhutanese students learn the fine arts in the typical traditional styles. Right from carving wood to modelling clay to weaving, you can see the students engrossed in the particular work they are assigned to. I feel this place was compartmentalized...More

Thank arzanstudio
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Student doing work on pine wood & paper. Dedication of student shows art of carving, painting .small but must see

Thank mvidhate
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Here children are trained in woodwork,painting and other handicrafts.If you are going here with your kids worth visiting so that your kids too can see and learn that handicrafts are learnt and appreciated.

Thank Sowmya_Venkat123
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a school where students are given training in wood carving,painting,I.T.,and other skills so that they may become self dependent.Entry fee here is Nu 100.

Thank guddu1954
Reviewed 1 June 2018

You should not miss this school which trains young people in a variety of traditional Bhutanese handicrafts. There is painting (mostly tankas) embroidery, wood carving and sculpting. From what I saw, the students were trained to reproduce specific works of art. The items, while beautiful...More

Thank divermom3
Reviewed 31 May 2018

You get to see a slice of bhutanese arts here. Children at work desks, you can spend some time talking to them. Filled with tourists, it is one of those places where all the tours head.

Thank Sumi R
Reviewed 3 May 2018

What a special experience to visit the classrooms of students studying to be fine artists. I was very moved by their dedication and love of the arts. You are allowed to walk around the various classrooms (shoes off in some - painting) and quietly observe...More

Thank antwerp88
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