Goldsmiths Workshop


This government workshop, behind Thimphu's long-distance bus station, is a good place to see metalworkers producing repoussé work (with designs hammered into metal panels set into resin blocks) in copper, silver and gold. Most workers are involved in the production of large monastery pieces like toranas (arches found over monastery statues), but craftsmen will come over and offer small jewellery pieces for sale.

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