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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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Address: Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Looks grandiose by the day and it's a night glory by the sunset. It holds the chambers of the King of Bhutan and other important government offices. The National Reading year in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Looks grandiose by the day and it's a night glory by the sunset. It holds the chambers of the King of Bhutan and other important government offices. The National Reading year in Bhutan was commenced from the Dzong. Visitors are not allowed photography however one can take pictures from outside which should be best as it captures all of it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We spent an evening at Thimphu Dzong during our recent trip to Bhutan. It has monastery and administration wings within the Dzong. The premises are located next to the parliament and the king's palace. We took a guided tour within the complex and managed to get good insight into working of the monastery as well as administration of the country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited this place during festival and without festival... And during festival it is full of crowd.. People coming here with picnic stuffs... Nice dance shows in October... Other time its empty... 10 mins from main town...taxi fare around 50 nu

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

An excellent place. Wonderful heritage building one must visit. We had to enter at 5:15 pm after the king left the office

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Located at the capital city of Bhutan, The Tashichho Dzong is the office of the King of Bhutan. It also serves as the office of the Central Monastic Body. It houses hundreds of monks and holy stupas. Visit to this dzong is open after 5 PM. The Night view of the dzong is marvelous.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan. It is the center f government, religion and commerce. It is unique city where tradition and modernity mingle. The population of the town consist of citizens, expatriats and monks. Thimphu maintains a pronounced local architectural character. Tashichodzong also called "fortress of the glorious religion", the Dzong was initially built in 1641 and rebuilt by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

When in thimpu this Dzong is a must to visit built in 12 th Century which was destroyed several times by fire & earthquake. It houses government offices also in the fortress. It's for public during absence of the King.Shorts & collarless shirts T shirts are not allowed.

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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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Madurai, India
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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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