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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Thimphu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Government Buildings
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Delft, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Enorme fortres where politics and religion meets eachother. Why does that seems right in Bhutan while in other countries that is a wrong combination? Beautiful very old buildings including workplace king and living place relegious leader.

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New Delhi, India
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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Frist and foremost thing, Tashichho Dzong is best in the night. So never miss its beauty, you must see in the night. This is Bhutan govt. office as well as Dzong also. They allow entry only after pm only.

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I like its architecture , garden , temple. But many tourist , so we should visit in early morning or late evening , must be better,

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place and must visit, especially at around 5pm to watch the guards close out ceremony. Great palace and one can see all the major attractions.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Dzongs in Bhutan are typically used as administrative offices these days. This Dzong too is an administrative office albeit with a difference. This is the Dzong with the Fifth King's office in it. And therefore the only Dzong where one goes through a strict security check at the entrance. Also entry to tourists is permitted only after 5pm everyday when... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Like many dzongs in Bhutan, this is still in semi use. Massive impressive structure. Worth a look. I wonder how many lives were lost building the mammoth edifice.

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Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

All Dzongs in Bhutan are different in their layout. This Dzong has a commanding view of the Thimpu valley. My favourite was speaking to a couple of local monks - one a small boy - in the Dzong. Bhutanese are such a peaceful, likeable people.

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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

You can only visit the Dzhong after office closure, i.e. 5pm in the afternoon. If you have the chance, however, don't miss this. It is an incredible building to start with, but on the inside it is even better! Some areas - like the King's office and the temple - you are not allowed to photograph, but most of the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It is a huge fortress with nice architecture. Tourists were restricted to enter into most of the places. The garden outside has many colorful flowers. We were also able to see the night view of the dzong with many lights on which was more beautiful!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Taschichho Dzong is a massive fortress. The architecture and design is pretty amazing.Well most of the places inside the dzong were restricted from tourists, the Buddha statue inside the temple is huuge. The garden outside the dzong is very colorful with different flowers. Do take a guide for better understanding of the importance of the place.

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