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Choki Traditional Art School

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Choki Traditional Art School is the only privately run charitable institute that provides traditional arts & crafts training to the underprivileged youths of Bhutan. The school provides free tuition, food and lodging facility and promotes the rich...more
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Kabesa, Thimphu, Bhutan
+975 17 60 31 35
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is dedicated to the art of bhutan, be it embroidery, sculpting, painting etc. the students are there for 6 years. their skills are used to repair and restored mainy of the temples, and dzongs and also offer tourists quality local arts. it is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lauremmm
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We saw a limited amount when we visited because there was a festival ongoing. It gives you a flavour of the local arts of which they are very proud but not much in the way of an explanation of what they are doing and why....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

This was an interesting visit. This school is subsidized by the Government. An art student may attend for free if they are interested. Students attend the school for 2-4 years. You will see in progress works in sculpting, drawing and painting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Victoria P
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Sonam Choki, the manager of this school, is a very nice and interesting person. We enjoyed the inspiring discussion with her and admire her passion to educate less priviledged. Not only have we learned a lot about Bhutan's culture and traditon, we could see all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tschudi
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This visit felt a little obligatory. It is basically a walk through an art school that does traditional arts this is definitely a important aspect of preserving and living culture in Bhutan. It was just a little boring for me. For others that are into...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Visit to see how young Bhutanese are being given an education in traditional crafts and be inspired by the story of Mr. Choki and how it all started with six kids living in his home and sharing the rather meagre meals of his own children.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Audrey C
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a school where you can see people learning arts. Basically we are interrupting the classes and you don’t have any understanding what they are doing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J6383JGmarcop
Reviewed July 30, 2018

So here you see young Bhutanese students learn the fine arts in the typical traditional styles. Right from carving wood to modelling clay to weaving, you can see the students engrossed in the particular work they are assigned to. I feel this place was compartmentalized...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

Student doing work on pine wood & paper. Dedication of student shows art of carving, painting .small but must see

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mvidhate
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Here children are trained in woodwork,painting and other handicrafts.If you are going here with your kids worth visiting so that your kids too can see and learn that handicrafts are learnt and appreciated.

Date of experience: May 2018
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