Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Thimphu

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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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  • July 27, 2017
    Quite a lot of cross, but I had to see. Recommend:) With a souvenir shop is expensive, and the quality or design is not disappointed that doc was an attractive
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  • July 21, 2017
    It's one of the best place for any one seeking a Bhutanese textile. The Clothes are well woven and with design and pattern from the corners of Bhutan. If incase you wanted to try a Bhutanese attire, I...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    A must place to visit when you are in Thimphu. Bhutanese textile products are so beautiful to the extent that you'll find hard not to be impressed. Its showroom also sells those good-value clothes.  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    A beautifully set Textile Museum, where they have a collection of Royal Dresses. The short documentary gives you a clear picture of how rich textile is in Bhutan. It is a dying art in other parts of the country and very few people get to see. Here at Royal textile you can see live weaving. it is a great place
  • July 7, 2017
    Very good to see this textile museum which is very neat and clean. Live weaving of textile articles is also a good thing to see.
  • April 15, 2017
    Textile museum is excellent; unfortunately no photography; clean and well-lit museum; absolute must-see in Thimpu; Nu 50 admission fee for Indian nationals
  • March 7, 2017
    Interesting place. Nice if you want to know about history of textile in Bhutan.
  • March 16, 2017
    Great place to learn Bhutanese history. It has frequent exhibitions of different backgrounds....

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