Inside Tashichodzong
Brief Background

Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan was instituted in May 2005 under the patronage ofHer Majesty Gyalyum (Queen Mother) Sangay Choden Wangchuck as a non-government, non-profit organization.

The RTA was registered as a Civil Society Organization in line with the Civil Society Organization’s Act of Bhutan 2007 on June.

Inside Royal Textile Acedemy

Royal Texrile Acedemy has Textile Museum and Weaving Center.

The textile museum consist of the short documentary about the different textiles of Bhutan, as different part of the country weaves different types of clothes. Of which Kisuthara from Lhuntse in east is the most expensive and intricate designed clothes for laddies. Whereas the Ai Kapur is the festive dress for gents. And also the central part of the country (Trongsa) is popular for weaving from the nettle yarns.

There are two gallaries and in then first gallery you will see the beautiful clothes on display as well as some of the clothes of our previous kings and queens too. The second gallery is the collections of diffrent dress from different part of the country including those ethinic groups from North East(Brokpas), North West and Southern part of the country. And also it show case the type of jwellaries and oranments that Bhutanese people use.

Visitors Information

Open: 09:00 to 14:00 hrs everyday but closes on Sunday.

Lunch Break: No lunch break

Dress Code: Need formal dress

Entry Fee: Nu. 250 (Roughly USD 3)

Photography: Photography is allowed till courtyard

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