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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

Address: Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Thimphu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You will find them everywhere in Bhutan but this is a very good one. Its all about a huge Monstry and a fortress so beautifully built with a rich architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was fortunate enough to be invited to visit this amazing Dzong, on the side of the Parliament, this Dzong is an architectural treasure. Like most old houses in Thimphu they are historical treasures which hopefully one day will become recognized by the UNESCO as heritage sites.

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Bangkok, Thailand
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I really enjoyed this Dzong and the temple found within. Getting here at a time when you can witness the changing of the guards is fantastic, as well as when the young monks are just coming out of their studies and running around the grounds! It's certainly a worthwhile visit while in Thimphu!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Unique concept of monastery cum government office within a building. Royal patron place, it means it will be majestically upkeep and well kept at all time. It's also a venue for a grand mask dance event Tsechu falls on yearly Tibetan 8th month starts on 10th day for days, 10th of every months is celebrated as auspicious Guru Rinpoche's day.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Bhutan by itself is very peaceful. People here are very kind and helpful. I guess this is the place were King of Bhutan greets the commoners, and dances, functions etc are arranged here in front of the majesty. Remarkable structure.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Taschicho Dzong is a famous tourist attraction in Thimpu. Thanks to our local guide that we got to see the ceremony at 4pm Bhutan time where the Bhutan Flag is dragged down and the Royal office allows entry for the common people. The entire ceremony is very prestigious and eventful. Every day at 4pm the flag goes down until next... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Thimphu Festival is held on the ground of the Tashichho Dzong. You can also visit the dzong and walk through some of the buildings and temple. But definitely try to time your visit when a festival is on. Everyone from near and far attends.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Thimpu Dzong - a Fortress-Monastery - is historically important being the de-facto seat of the Bhutanese Government. The Dzong, even though is a Fortress-Monastery, has beautiful buildings with carvings, wall decorations, paintings and murals. A visit to this place offers an insight to the tradition of politico-religious connection. A must visit place.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Make sure you are there at sharp 4:00 PM to watch the "Flag retreat ceremony" when the guards perform a crisp march past , salute and retreat their flag. We are then allowed inside the Dzong at 4:30 PM to admire the great structure and colorful art. Its worth hiring a guide who can explain the event , history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Trasichoe Dzong which means "the fortress of the glorious religion". This fortress is the administrative and religious center of Bhutan. The fortress houses the Royal Throne, National Assembly and the seat of the Chief Abbot of the central monastic body.

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