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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Thimphu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Government Buildings, Cultural
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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

where spiritual and world are connected. the working place for Kings, PM an Je khenpo. superb view at night

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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

A nice big complex showcasing Bhutan architecture. The temple is wonderfully done and the paintings all around are spectacular. Inside there is a large sprawling courtyard. We were not there during a festival but can imagine the splendor during one.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Being able to include a day long program to witness the Annual Thimphu Tshechu (Festival) in the itinerary is considered most appropriate and important to get insights into Bhutanese age old culture & traditions. The Mask Dances are not only a treat to eyes but each dance tells the story about the origins and how culture & traditions in Bhutan... More

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Westlake Village, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our guide got us there at 4:30pm, which turned out to be a great plan. We got parking right by the fence and got the perfect spot. There is a small clearing by this fence so we got a clear view of the changing of the guards. When it got dark, our guide drove us up to higher ground for... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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154 reviews 154 reviews
73 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You cannot visit Thimpu without stopping at the Dzong. What it lacked in atmosphere, it made up in sheer size. If you enter and go up the stairs, turn around and look at the spectacular wall paintings of Guru Rinpoche and his reincarnations. Those murals were by far the most beautiful ones we saw in Bhutan. If you come at... More

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Surat, India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Certainly a great place to visit. The grandness of it would enthrall you. The neatness and great maintenance is also a feature

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Better to view in evenings. Especially the lights in evening makes it beautiful. Surrounding and inside are neat and clean.

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Vadodara, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The very fact that the Government & Religion co exist, but have defined separation is amazing. Beautiful place. A must visit if you are at Thimphu

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Overall ambience is good. The time spent here had a lot of "feel good factor". We went there in the evening and ando the flag ceremony. The large zong was very impressive while you are inside. There are 3-4 buildings and each one has unique and large structure. The open space at the center gives a lot of peaceful time.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Dzong is beautiful - great example of the traditional Bhutanese architecture with amazing paintings and wood work. There are great places to wander to around the area and great examples of traditional Bhutanese life. We were lucky enough to experience the Dzong during the Tsechu which was amazing. It's a great time to visit when you can see the... More

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