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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  • July 7, 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!  more »
  • June 22, 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 art...  more »
  • June 3, 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 c...  more »

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