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Choki Traditional Art School, Thimphu
(4.4/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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. See Choki Traditional Art School and all Thimphu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thimphu vacation generator.
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  • 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 y...  more »
  • 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 r...  more »
  • A school where studies of all the traditional arts - drawing, sculpture, painting, embroidery... - 6 years - are free. You can visit the classes and see the level over the study. Studious but cheerful atmosphere, boys and girls are housed on-site.
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  • Impressive to see how serious the students study, and what pieces of art they already have created.