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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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Address: Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Impressive Dzong, beautiful at night.

The Tashichho Dzong was originally built as the Thimpu Dzong in the 12th century. It has been destroyed a couple of times by fire and earthquakes. After the capital of Bhutan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Tashichho Dzong was originally built as the Thimpu Dzong in the 12th century. It has been destroyed a couple of times by fire and earthquakes. After the capital of Bhutan moved from Punakha to Thimpu in 1962, the Tashichho Dzong has been the seat of the Government. It houses the King's throne and other government departments like finance &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I learned that Dzong means a "fort". And what a magnificent one too! You are permitted in the Dzong only by 6.00 PM. You may have to wait. But, it definitely is worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is the largest Dzong we visited, and certainly very interesting for its courtyard dimensions, very beautiful building decorations, and impressive assembly hall. Unfortunately, it seems to be always crowded with visitors, but certainly worth nevertheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A serene and beautiful place. It was the first dzong I visited in Bhutan, and the one that moved me the most, where the spirituality of the temple was almost tangible. With the Tshechu festival ongoing, the outer areas were bustling with colour, music and activity, but just behind reigned the silence and serenity of the temple. Gorgeous murals, statues... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visited this big monastery with family. They didn't allow my teenage daughter inside as she was wearing a skirt. Place is neat and clean, but they permit you to see only one temple out of four present. One time visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Dzong pronounced zong is a fortress or a place where half a portion is used for administration and the other half is used for religious activities. Thimpu dzong is one of the best place which exhibits Bhutanese architecture along with serene atmosphere. It is open for public to visit only when the King is not inside the premises. Flag down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Very beautiful palace like place. Need to be respectful and wear proper attire to get inside. Got opportunity to get blessed by one of the five Rimpoches as well !!!! I took it as good luck.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Entrance is possible after business hours to the religious side of the dzong. You walk past the modest king's palace. Security machine pre-entry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I like the architecture of the Dzong along with the way its maintained. Need to wear proper clothes to enter inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Reach at 1630hrs to see lowering of National Flag and then after some wait allowed to go inside the Dzong. Got opportunity to get blessed by one of the five Rimpoches as well !!!!

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Address: Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu

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