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Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Thimphu
(4.1/5 based on 190+ 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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  • Culture, skills and traditions are explained and efforts are being taken to continue and expand. Very nicely laid out and explained. Lot of pride and a nice store to sell as well. Neat and clean. Must...  more »
  • I thought this place was a bit hyped up too much. Yes it has a small video and is great in Bhutanese culture but I always find just hanging out with the local to understand it better. Two floors to th...  more »
  • Very nice display of local textile art and clothing, supported and sponsored by the king's mother. The displays are in a new modern building, but features the typical bhutanese style like almost every...  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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