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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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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An interesting mixture of the ecclesiastical and the bureaucratic. Half monastery and half government building. The architecture is classical Bhutanese: white stucco and hand-painted wooden door and window frames. I never tired of this. I wished I could have seen it at night.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Lesser known fact is the change of guards in the evening at around 4.30pm. Must not be missed especially is planning a trip to the fort.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I visited this beautiful building on a Monday afternoon with plenty of sunshine. Flowers and garden were beautiful. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take my camera inside and so I didn't get to see the inside.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Since this was the third Dzong I was visiting in Bhutan, I was more or less aware of what to expect at the Dzong. However, the lights at night were breath-taking. We saw the Dzong in both day light and from a distance at night. It looked spectacular. A must visit especially during the festivities where they perform several mask... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were lucky enough to stay close to the Dzong and got to see it in a number of different lights (sunrise and at night lite up). It's an amazing structure with a great history. Sitting around within the structure and listening to the monks during prayer was a highlight. Wondering around the areas of the Dzong that were open... More

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A must-visit if you are in the Capital, Thimphu, this Dzong is a perfect example of how grand and intricate Bhutanese architecture is. The dzong is the administrative as well as the religious seat of the district (state), and gets packed during the Thimphu Tshechu (mask festival) that displays ancient Bhutanese mask dances filled with symbolism and sacredness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was the very first Dzong that I visited during my time in Bhutan and it was delightful. It is interesting to see how the building is laid out, but since it is the seat of government only the first courtyard (where the temple is) is open. But that was fine. As I was there during the off season, it... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I've had the honor and privilege of being allowed entry to this massive dzong complex on several occasions for official meetings with Government officials. Very dramatic and imposing. Fascinating structure and surroundings. Even if you aren't able to enter the complex, you should certainly have a look from the many vantage points around the dzong, from where you can get... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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