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Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Thimphu

(4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Explore the art of weaving and the country's rich textile heritage at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, a modern building combining Bhutanese traditional design. Established in 2005, the academy features a museum detailing the national art of weaving. Admire royal robes worn at a wedding by a king and his four wives, or watch the video demonstrating how to put on the gho and kira, traditional Bhutanese garments. You can also view jewelry, kettles, crowns, and armory donated by the royal family. Watch smaller groups of weavers working on their patterns or sit in on some of the school's classes. Put Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan at the forefront of your travel plans using our Thimphu vacation builder.
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  • The place is known as textile museum and right in front of the museum there is handicraft market. You will get to know about Bhutanese weaving art and different kinds of weaving they had been doing. A...  more »
  • one can skip this place since there is not much to see. also since most locals are not aware of this place, it was very difficult for us to find this out.  more »
  • Love the museum for the different exhibitions held from time to time. Not only a pleasure to attend but highly educating. One of my favourite places in Thimphu  more »
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  • Impressive textile museum. Amazingly beautiful textiles that depict the Bhutanese garment history. The museum textile video is a must-watch. Beautiful textiles and garments, documentary videos, movies, books, and mementos can be purchased at the museum shop.
  • A museum ... traditional structure with modern facilities ... some article sells there but costly ...
  • A good textile academy in Bhutan
  • You can see the beautiful fabrics of Bhutan are space, whereas the craftsmen products directly. A stitch made by hand fabrics were really strange. From the past to the present in a variety of fabrics, but explain it so informative.
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