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Choki Traditional Art School

Kabesa, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 17 60 31 35
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So fun talking to the students

Very interesting visit because we get to see how young kids learn to draw and keep the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LuciaL_888
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Hong Kong, China
The “Choki Traditional Art School” is a symbol of passion, dedication and quality of the young people in Bhutan

I’m deeply impressed about the CTAS! The young people find a place in this privately owned boarding... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dfrutigmeier
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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 cultural heritage of Bhutan.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (5 reviews)
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Kabesa, Thimphu, Bhutan
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+975 17 60 31 35

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting visit because we get to see how young kids learn to draw and keep the beautiful Tongkha art! We talked with a few fun kids they seem very jolly and it is definitely very difficult work they are doing there.Seems like a good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m deeply impressed about the CTAS! The young people find a place in this privately owned boarding school, where they are educated, skilled in crafts, which probably reflect some of the strongest capabilities this wonderful country has: People - Culture - Art / Craft etc....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did a quick tour and saw the work of many students. Painting, woodworking, and traditional paintings

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

It is a private traditional art school established in 1999 by Dasho Choki Dorji to help children of economically disadvantaged families. The school offers free education, food and lodging to it's students. The students are taught various art forms like painting, wood craving, sculpture making,...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Arrange for a guided tour of the Choki Traditional Art School, where you can see various levels of students learning wood-carving, sewing, painting, drawing, etc. The concentration and skill of the students is fascinating. The school used to focus on boarding male students, but having...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

One of the highlights of our few days in Thimphu. Sonam, the school principal and daughter of the school's founder, generously gave of her time to provide us with a several hour tour of the school, classrooms and introduced us to several of the teachers...More

Thank Bob92110
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Simply overwhelmed with the effort to teach the future generation to have thorough knowledge in different categories of Arts be it Thangka painting, wood curving, metal curving,embroidery etc for a 6 years course. We had first hand experience how the students are grossly involved in...More

Thank Swapan43
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Going there is a good oportunity to see an actual bhutanese school from the inside while they are learning and working. A different experience that will let you see the woodcarving, tailoring, weaving and painting. Don't forget to visit the shop next to the entrance...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

A nice place to see and learn about all different artforms in Bhutan and that us taken very seriously.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Free education is important so full marks to the Bhutanese government for recognising this and the value of artistic and technical education. It was interesting to see how Bhutan helps ensure it has the skills for the future for what is important to it, namely,...More

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