Open Time : 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Entry : free
Address : Choki Handicrafts, Choki Khangzang, Pedzoe Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Why to visit Choki Handicrafts
The Choki Handicrafts Market, located just outside of the city centre, utilises local painters, carvers, and weavers to design and create traditional handicrafts and furniture. A portion of the earnings goes to the Choki Traditional Art School, which serves poor children. Paintings (particularly thangkas), masks, lama tables, various furniture, and exquisite souvenirs can all be found here. Bhutanese handicrafts are not made specifically for tourists, so you can be sure they're genuine. They're also relatively expensive compared to other Asian markets.
Bhutanese culture is known for its many festivals that encourage peace and spirituality. Wooden masks depicting diverse characters from local folklore and myths are an important feature of their festival. Bhutan has a number of unique mask dancing festivals that bring people together. These masks come in a variety of forms and sizes and are embellished with vibrant colours and beads.
If you get hungry after shopping, Karma's Diner is nearby and serves delectable meals.
By Atharva Yeshwardhan
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