National Institute for Zorig Chusum
The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts. For tourists it's of interest mainly as a...
Folk Heritage Museum
This restored three-storey, rammed-earth and timber building replicates a traditional farmhouse and is furnished as it would have been...
Royal Thimphu Golf Club
This delightful nine-hole course is beautifully situated above Trashi Chhoe Dzong. Resident Indian Brigadier General TV Jaganathan got...
Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant
The restaurant inside the Folk Heritage Museum serves good Bhutanese meals and has a delightful al fresco patio among the fruit trees.
Pedzoe Lam · interesting places nearby
National Institute for Zorig Chusum information
This institute, commonly known as 'the painting school', operates four- to six-year courses that provide instruction in Bhutan's 13 traditional arts. Students specialise in painting (furniture, thangka s – painted religious pictures, usually on canvas), woodcarving (masks, statues, bowls), embroidery (hangings, boots, clothes) or statue-making (clay). The craft demonstrations are a photographers' dream and it's hard not to be impressed with the skill and discipline of the young students. The showroom sells good-value pieces made by students.