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National Institute for Zorig Chusum

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A must visit

This is an academy to the excellence of Bhutan’;s artistic heritage. Students spend six years... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tmpars7
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Cape Town, South Africa
Very interesting

We visited here with a guide and two friends. It is an Institute where students can learn to... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Deryn H
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UK
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Thimphu, Bhutan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 11 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

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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

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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!

Thank KS R
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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

Thank Pahari
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Located near the Folklore Museum & National Library, this school gives us an opportunity to see live training sessions for the students enrolled for Weaving-Embroidery-Carpentry-Silversmith-Painting classes . The entry ticket seems on the higher side, but considering the noble cause, it is Ok. Also visit...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in art and craft this would be one of the place you would want to visit. You could see how young Bhutanese learn and being trained on this traditional trades in which could be seen on almost all Bhutanese and on...More

Thank Muthuuu M
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Avoid to visit just after lunch time when a lot of tours arrive. It will be less crowded later in the afternoon.

Thank Walter1945
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

It was very interesting to see young people learning the trades of their ancestors; from embroidery, painting, sculpting, etc. The boys and girls all wear their ancient Bhuranese dress to classes.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The National Institute for Zorig Chusum - signifying the 'spirit and identity' of the Himalayan Kingdom. Focuses on skilling the Bhutanese people on arts developed since the time of the great Buddhist teacher and guru Rinpoche in the 7 century The areas of focus are...More

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