Choki Traditional Art School, Thimphu

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Visit Choki Traditional Art School and observe student artists at work, painting, carving, and sculpting in traditional Bhutanese style. The art school provides scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, financing itself primarily from the sales of the art pieces produced by the students. Pick out your favorites from the artwork sold at the exhibition hall, along with small handcrafted souvenirs in the gift shop. If you're not in the buying mood, feel free to simply take a stroll through the school, observing the different art departments and the students toiling within them. Put Choki Traditional Art School on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Thimphu itinerary app .
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  • We were fortunate to be able to tour the Choki Art school at the beginning of our 2 week tour of Bhutan. Learning about how the students at the school are trained in the traditional carving, painting,...  more »
  • authentic and interesting, seems to have kept the spirit of arts and handcrafts of Bhutan, the shop however needs dramatic improvement, as it offers no incentive to buy there  more »
  • I have more respect and appreciation for the Royal family after visiting this place. It's very interesting and fascinating to see how dedicated the students are to learn the 13 forms of art. It's a br...  more »
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  • Impressive to see how serious the students study, and what pieces of art they already have created.
  • Must see when in Bhutan.

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