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National Institute for Zorig Chusum

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National Institute of Zorig Chusum

This institute teaches 13 different local arts to the students, The institute is not big but... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Bengaluru, India
Quite praiseworthy....

Don't miss is for sure, when in Thimpu. This school for imparting traditional skills is a great... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
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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
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
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
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
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
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.

Thank AnneandJoetrips
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

1  Thank Alex
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.

Thank DutchTravelMama58
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 Dishaa S
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...More

Thank Chithra U
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