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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  • Centrally located in Thimphu. Quiet and peaceful spot to view amazing textiles. Interesting modern architecture Nice gift shop with a helpful and knowledgeable staff.  more »
  • Bhutan is unique in its own way. While our sightseeing in Thimpu, we visited this place. It was a walking distance from our hotel (Bhutan Boutique Residency). A must visit for time pass in the city.  more »
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  • It has a ticket system, which costs 100 rupees per person. Inside they will show you how their Bhutanese textile has been made. If you don't want to pay for the ticket, you can roam around outside the museum. There is a beautiful craft market outside it. I would suggest don't spend the money in the museum shop, buy from the outside craft bazaar. You can bargain there, and it would be much cheaper also.
  • This is the best place to study about bhutanese culture and heritage. They have an amazing collection of art and clothing on display. There is a small shop where you can purchase some of these articles as well.
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