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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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Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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122 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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70 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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