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How we work

Turquoise Mountain was established in 2006 by His Majesty King Charles III to revive historic areas and traditional crafts, to provide jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride.

In blending heritage buildings, education and enterprise, Turquoise Mountain has created sustainable urban regeneration that hosts the revival of artisan industries. Turquoise Mountain now works in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and the Levant. To find out more click on our country pages above.

Turquoise Mountain works to protect heritage and communities at risk around the world, and to provide jobs, education and a renewed sense of pride. We focus on historic buildings and traditional crafts, in Afghanistan, Myanmar and the Middle East. Since 2006, Turquoise Mountain has restored over 150 historic buildings, employed and trained thousands of artisans and builders, built over 50 small businesses, and supported and generated over $17 million in sales of traditional crafts to international markets.

150 Buildings restored worldwide

15K Trained in traditional crafts and heritage building restoration

50 Small businesses launched

$17M In crafts sold

165k Patients treated

1M Visitors to exhibitions

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