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National Institute for Zorig Chusum

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Address: Thimphu, Bhutan

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School to learn ancient trades

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... read more

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 Textiles, Painting, sculptures, Paper making, Bamboo Craft, Jewelry, Bone, furniture making. What is of interest... More 

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Montfoort, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It can be busy here and you wonder how the students can keep focusing on their work, but it is very interesting to see how Bhutan manages to keep their traditional arts up to standard.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

zoring chusum is a place where they teach 11 traditional crafts to kids and train them for employment viz painintg, embroidery, sculpture, silver smith, tailoring, wood carving worshops.

Thank aliyah123
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 

Thank Chithra U
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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.

Thank Nyinzer
Patna, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

Thank sudhir k
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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Reviewed 12 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 

Thank MarJan6861
Seattle, Washington
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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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