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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. See Choki Traditional Art School and all Thimphu has to offer by arranging your trip with our Thimphu vacation generator.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 beaut...  more »
  • 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.  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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