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 into our Thimphu online trip maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Thimphu.
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  • You can see the progression of textiles and styles used in Bhutan’s clothing as well as altar and wall decoration. There’s a great map of which communities certain patterns came from. Beautiful gift s...  more »
  • We visited this site during our tour of Bhutan on our first day in Thimphu. I especially enjoyed the second floor and seeing all the traditional fabrics and learning about weaving and fabric making in...  more »
  • Academy is okay, nothing great.. Outside view is nice and great opportunity for pictures with Academy in backround.. Walking distance from the immigration office where you need to stop to get permit f...  more »
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  • This place is very good and their Museum is very resource full. I think if you are interested in ancient time textile issues and you got time you must are you should must visit this Museum in Bhutan. And there is very colourful building in front of this museum and this is also very interesting
  • We just visited the museum souvenir shop. There were some unique items for collection though prices were higher compared to market. Museum is built in huge area, building is new & well maintained.
  • This museum is not for profit and having Royal Queen of Bhutan's permission to showcase Bhutanese artifact. This place is but costly which particularly charges different prices to different countries. For Indian it charges RS 💯 or NU 100 or for SAARC people. You can see major weaving habits of different regions of Bhutan along with different kinds of cotton used to knit fabrics. This place is also famous to purchase Bhutan t-shirts which you can find outside too but quality over here is better✌️☺️
  • Magnificent architecture... It's almost a Dzong. The ancient blue that's used on the woodwork is something so unique, quite a show of their taste in color... Why not they are the textile museum. From the oldest textile of massive historical values to modern designs woven inhouse by the weavers trained and groom by themselves. It's truly living up to the name- Royal Textile Academy
  • Nice place with a museum listing the textile history of Bhutan. Well documented and well presented and preserved. Worth a visit when in thimpu.
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