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National Institute for Zorig Chusum

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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"arts and crafts"
in 11 reviews
"young people"
in 6 reviews
"vocational training"
in 2 reviews
"mask making"
in 2 reviews
"boys and girls"
in 2 reviews
"heritage museum"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 2 reviews
"classes"
in 10 reviews
"students"
in 43 reviews
"wood"
in 18 reviews
"skills"
in 13 reviews
"clay"
in 6 reviews
"classroom"
in 11 reviews
"school"
in 21 reviews
"embroidered"
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"shop"
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"sculpting"
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I loved visiting this location and learning more about this school/watching the students work. I highly recommend arriving early, as later in the day it can get a bit busy!

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

For the school drop out boys and girls, Bhutanese government offers free vocational training in wood carvings, silver/ copper work, paintings, sculptures etc giving free accommodation and food. J Ganesh

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

National Institute of Arts, Zorig Chusum Bhutan helps in preserving its old traditional arts. Students are taught 13 different types of arts; wood carving, mask making, weaving, embroidering, clay modelling and sculpture. We didn’t have time to go in but we had the good fortune...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is a school that teaches young people arts and crafts. You can go around and watch people do various types of crafts, e.g sewing, painting, what's on depends on the lessons that day. There is a obligatory shop at the end. It was a...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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.

1  Thank tmpars7
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Reviewed 10 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

1  Thank Deryn H
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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

Thank EarlyRetirementAbroa
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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

Thank DurgeshRajadhyaksha
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