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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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Address: Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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A large and impressive Dzong

Late in the afternoon we visited the Thimphu Dzong to watch the flag lowering Ceremony in which the military and 3 monks participated. We then viewed the temple within which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Late in the afternoon we visited the Thimphu Dzong to watch the flag lowering Ceremony in which the military and 3 monks participated. We then viewed the temple within which is large, and architecturally and spiritually impressive, and follows the pattern of the many Dzongs that guard the major valleys. The sky then opened with some very cold rain drops... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This Slendid Dzong is visual from around the valley. It is an amazing building and worth a visit. The building has been burnt and restored many times but you wouldn't know it wasn't the original.. Most guides seem very knowledgable and it great to learn about the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This dzong is only open between 5 and 6 in the evening, as it is a working area. The gardens surrounding it were great, and the wall paintings outstanding. Lovely huge prayer wheels in the porch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Whether you are here for the Thimphu festival or visiting out of season, this Dzong is fascinating and rather different from the others as it is the real seat of power for Bhutan - it's where the king rules from. Across the valley beyond the royal palace (no photos permitted) is the smaller replica now housing the Bhutan parliament, but... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It's an amazing structure just outside of Thimphu city. The architecture of the fortress follows Bhutanese Dzong architecture with massive walls, doors and monk's accommodation etc. The beauty of the Dzong elevates further in the evening when all colorful lights are on. Its totally worth visiting!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Definitely worth the visit. The architecture of this Dzong (place of government) is awe-inspiring! Plan to spend about an hour on your visit. If you go later in the afternoon (about 4:30pm), you can also see the flag lowering ceremony. Cheers.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

One of the oldest and colorful Dzong, I loved its old traditional designs as an old architect always catch my eyes. I found renovation is going on here. Visitors are not allowed to enter inside as this Dzong working for Bhutan ministeries and government activities.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Dzongs all over Bhutan! Some are repetitive and some are interesting... One of the Dzongs that is worth a visit!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Even though we had to push through the crowd, it wasn't half as unpleasant as it would be in India. If you imagine some sort of well-mannered, courteous pushing through crowd..thats what happens here. No wonder foreigners love this place, Indians gotta learn a lot from them. The festival was great, dragon and Guru Rimpoche stories enacted for you. Great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I guess in Europe, there's ABC (another bloody church), so I guess in Bhutan it's ABD, but this Dzong is very pretty and some trees (cherry?) were starting to bloom, which really added to the atmosphere. There were some very cool paintings and it was definitely worth a visit.

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