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Good guidance for beginners ....

If you are new and want to buy a thangka, a visit to Marlene's shop is a must. She will give you... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
jasjot s
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Wonderful refuge

My last hour in McLeod Ganj, I left a cafe and as I walked by this place, something told me to go... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Natalie S
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Jogiwara Road | Opposite Tibetan Career Center, next to Carpe Diem Restaurant, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India
+91 98163 37053
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you are new and want to buy a thangka, a visit to Marlene's shop is a must. She will give you all the guidance you need ... Looking forward to visit again..

1  Thank jasjot s
Reviewed 27 November 2017

My last hour in McLeod Ganj, I left a cafe and as I walked by this place, something told me to go inside. This was unusual as I don't frequent gift shops in tourist areas due to the unpleasant experience of high-pressure sales and bargaining....More

1  Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I visited Marleen's shop after reading a couple of the reviews here, and after I had a couple of bad experiences with vendors passing off junk as high-quality goods. I wouldn't have found it but for a nice young shopkeep about four doors down from...More

4  Thank JSWalker541
Reviewed 24 December 2016

A friend took me to this hidden gem, tucked away near Carpe Diem restaurant, and I found a perfect gift with Marleen's help. It was a lovely experience! Marleen sells the most beautiful and authentic art I have seen in McLeod Ganj, and she is...More

2  Thank Eliza R
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I went in to buy a wooden bracelet, and I came out with a changed philosophical perspective. That was the effect produced on me by Marleen Reinsert, a very inspiring Belgian lady, running the small handicrafts store at jogiwara road in McLeodganj. Everything I checked...More

3  Thank Arjun H
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Hi everyone, if you go to McLeodganj, you need to visit this magical place run by Marleen irrespective of the time of the year. I had been in McLeodganj for 2 days, the first day I didn't connect with the place and felt Rishikesh was...More

4  Thank Krishna Chaitan... B
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Yes, it was a beautiful experience shopping at Thankas and Gifts! Visit there and give your valuable feedback. Truly speechless.

1  Thank bloomingflowerz15
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This is the first shop we went in after arriving in Dharamsala. The atmosphere in the shop was wonderful and one could tell that thought was used in the decor. Marleen (European owner) is a lovely person and whether you buy something or not she...More

2  Thank LonewolfMark
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is by far the best place in Mcleodganj for Thanka paintings. The paintings are no doubt little expensive but its worth once you get to know the pain that goes in the making of thankas, you will find worth it. The owner os this...More

6  Thank 007_Gaurav
Reviewed 2 March 2015

We absolutely loved our experience shopping at Thankas and Gifts! It was such a pleasure meeting Marleen! Her knowledge of the deities and Guru's is well-rounded, and her collection of Thankas and other items was beautiful and so tasteful! She explained the inner meaning of...More

2  Thank Nanita04
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