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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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Address: Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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The most imposing building in all of Thimphu

We visited at 1600, so we could watch the "lowering of the flag" at dusk, as well as the internal part of the Dzong/Fort. Must go through Security here ... It certainly is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited at 1600, so we could watch the "lowering of the flag" at dusk, as well as the internal part of the Dzong/Fort. Must go through Security here ... It certainly is a most enormous structure in Thimphu and at about 1700, guards appear and march to the flag post and with pomp and ceremony, lower the flag with... More 

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Lhasa, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its one of the most beautiful drong i had visit in bhutan ,you can get blessed from holy statues ,its lovely temple

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a pleasure it was to visit this part of Bhutan. The Dzong was loveley and peaceful and worth the trip

Thank Amy V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an impressive historical and spiritual area with history, beautiful art and architecture, and lovely grounds. Definitely a must see.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Of the 3 Dzongs we visited (Thimphu, Paro and Punakha), this one was most impressive. We went with a guide and apparently they only open at 4:30 pm to the public. To go inside, you also have to run your bag through a metal detector. There is a temple inside the Dzong and to enter, you must remove your shoes.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We went to Thimpu Dzong in the evening of Dec 2015. We were told that we can take photographs but photography on the right side of the Dzong is not allowed as that is the King's Palace. This also houses a beautiful monastery.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The current seat of government and the King. One of the recently built dzongs in Bhutan. Impressive buildings. They have a daily flag hoisting ceremony with traditional monks chanting Buddhist hymns; shouldn't miss. The guards at the flag are not allowed to smile or frown, quite a sight. The Royal palace is right next door, although you are advised not... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This was a miniature version of Punakha Dzong which was much more grand and scenic. Monks were not there. A good time is to visit in evening @5pm when national flag is lowered with traditional ceremony. Main building was unique and beautiful.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Its unarguably one of the best place of the World. Not only because of Zero Pollution but for its amazing beauty and wonderful people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Try to visit the dzong at exactly 5pm, when an interesting ceremony of flag-changing takes place. The sheer size of the dzong is awe-inspiring. The Thimphu Dzong is not as beautiful as the dzong in Punakha, but definitely worth a visit if you're in the city.

Thank Towhidul K

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