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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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Address: Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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A beautiful Dzong with an equally beautiful Flag retreat ceremony

The Dzongs in Bhutan usually have an administrative and monastic body housed within it. Half of it by administrative and the other half by the monastic body. The flag retreat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The Dzongs in Bhutan usually have an administrative and monastic body housed within it. Half of it by administrative and the other half by the monastic body. The flag retreat ceremony that happens at 5 PM is a treat and should not be missed. Make sure that you find a good vantage point or a place close to premises' grills... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The temple inside the fortress is very beautiful with a magnificent statue of Buddha and other mandala paintings. Surely a Must visit when in Bhutan.

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Panaji, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The place is bit far away from the main Thimpu city and is open for the public only from 5:30 - 6:30. The interior of this building is very attractive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very beautiful and serene..but once the mystery of this place is revealed, I would not prefer to visit this place again..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Nothing special here. Its an old monastery, with some classical Bhutanese architecture samples. Make sure that you dont take any pics, inside the main temple. There is no board to inform you that, but the old monks get mad. So in overall Bhutan, whether written or not, no pics inside the main temple room, where they have the idol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Dzong in the old peroid was used as a secure place for its people. It was a place to safeguard their peole from the attackers. Each district has a dzong. Now, in the modern period there is administrative office, a temple and a monk. These administrative offices are like ministries. If you look at a dzong it looks like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The art and architecture speak to bits with unique architecture of its own. The structure is simply the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The murals and temples inside Thimphu Dzong are absolutely beautiful. The restoration work is first class. The only thing I disliked about Thimphu Dzong is that there is a time limit for visitors since the King and officials work in the Dzong during the day. Tourists enter after 5pm and must exit by 6pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If travelling to Thimpu this a must visit place.Very quiet and calm.If you take 7 rounds and make a wish,bhutanese say that it comes true.We did that.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved the architecture, the thangkas and the murals with Guru Rinpoche's life narrated. The check in to the Dzong can be faster especially since as Indian nationals we technically had done all arrangements ourselves. Some people kept asking if we would need a guide. Being a tourist location it was understandable. They don't allow you to wear any head gear... More 

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