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Rinpung Dzong

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a must visit stop on your Bhutan trip. There will be others like it but this is not to be missed. Your guides won't let you miss it anyway.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

a must visit stop on your Bhutan trip. There will be others like it but this is not to be missed. Your guides won't let you miss it anyway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Rinpung Dzong, also known as Fortress on a Heap of Jewels is a large Buddhist monastery and fortress in Paro. After a short hike from Uma Paro where we were staying, we reached Rinpung Dzong. There are many shrines and chapels inside the fortress. The window panes, railings, etc of the fortress is very unique ... I will not dwell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This Dzong is a must visit by both day and night. During the day you get in and see the paintings and the views from the fort. At night the Dzong is lit up adding to its beauty.

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

Also known as the "fortress of the heap of jewels", it was built in 1946 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Access to the fort is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam, and a stone paved path, which offers a beautiful view of the castle and its surroundings. This is where the Paro Tshechu place once a year

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Situated high above the town of Paro is the very imposing Rimpung dzong, which has been on my itinerary during all the dozen or so visits I have made to Bhutan, my favourite country!! One can take the car road to the dzong but I and my group, who visited in February 2013, took the steep winding path up to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Rimpung Dzhong is well known and is a most iconic Dzhong. The Imposing Dzhong is a fine example of Dzhong architecture. We were given to understand that Rimpung Dzhong translates to “Fortress on a heap of jewels”. The fortress was built in 1644 on steep hills on the banks of Paro Chu River. It is said that this Dzhong helped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Princess of Bhutan visited the dzong when we visited. We witnessed guard of honour to royal family by all staff. Princess car number is Bhuthan 15.Need to wear clothes which cover complete shoulders to enter inside. Its old building and nice drawings all over the building. Many buddist monks study inside dzong and military controls enty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very beautiful. Lots of bees. The bee hive isn't the conventional one, it looks like it is made of stone/carved into the rock. Remember (men) must wear full sleeves or something collared. you can't wear shorts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The view from Dzong is ecstatic and the river that flows near the Dzong adds to the serenity. Amazing place to be. Spare at least 3 hrs for this place to enjoy and relive. Amazing views for photography.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Dzong is Bhutanese for Fort!!. Understand that this fort is probably Bhutan's best know and most iconic fort. The name translates to "Fortress on a heap of jewels". Most certainly worth a trip

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