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Choki Traditional Art School

Kabesa, Thimphu, Bhutan
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It's basically a school which trains students in the various handicraft and art forms of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Berhampur, Orissa
via mobile
Creativity in tailoring classes

This is not my first visit to CTAS, but this time I discovered that the students are getting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mario F
Zurich, Switzerland
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  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Kabesa, Thimphu, Bhutan

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's basically a school which trains students in the various handicraft and art forms of Bhutan. The visitor gets a look into how much pain and craft is involved in creating a handicraft one buys in a souvenir shop. The crafts on display are wood...More

Thank avranga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not my first visit to CTAS, but this time I discovered that the students are getting training in creativity from tailoring professionals from Europe. The results are amazing. You can buy beautiful artifacts, which combine traditional and contemporary art.

Thank Mario F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found it fascinating to biti the traditional school of arts. It's unique in nature as told by my guidem due to time constraints not able to visit inside but had viewed it from outside only.

Thank UtkarshMaheshwari
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

...good place to see firsthand how the intricate art forms of Bhutan are made. Here you basically just roam around room to room watching students practice various art forms like miniature painting, making clay sculptures, wood carving, weaving, embroidery etc from close quarters. You can...More

Thank SidBhan
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The school is an arts school started so that the people have an understanding of the history and arts of bhutan. It houses various arts section like-painting,Wood arts, Sculpting, Embroidery. the students are taught about these art forms. One cannot miss the dedication with which...More

Thank Laddu_kims
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Always enjoy watching the students diligently at work. In the past, I've always also bought something, but they've moved the gift shop and it isn't as good as it used to be.

Thank ggold113
Reviewed 3 April 2017

You can see students at different levels of mastery of their arts working and training. After visiting this school I understood how Bhutan manages to protect and preserve its culture, and to make the connection between current buildings and ancient monuments.

Thank ccanuelas2016
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I really loved the experience of seeing how the population study and develop all the things we by! You can enter the classes, see what they ar doing and see how the things you buy it's done!!

Thank Rita K
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a must visit if you are looking to get the real taste of the Bhutanese culture. The students from various background are admitted to the school and they stay here for a duration of 1-6 years learning various art forms like painting,...More

Thank Nishant s
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was the most amazing experience watching students learn all the traditional Bhutanese crafts - painting, carving, sculpting etc. Given how elaborate all the architecture is around Bhutan it was really fascinating to see how these crafts are developed. You walk around the classes and...More

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