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National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu

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Exploring National Institute for Zorig Chusum allows you to observe students creating traditional Bhutanese artworks. The institute trains students in Bhutan's thirteen traditional art disciplines, including painting, woodcarving, embroidery, and clay work. A walk around the classrooms offers a deeper insight into the works that you may come across in the temples of the region, with much of the training undertaken here being utilized in temple decoration. The onsite shop sells some of the student-created works. With our online itinerary creator, Thimphu attractions like National Institute for Zorig Chusum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »