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Address: Paro, Bhutan

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fortress of the heap of jewels

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... read more

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

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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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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Manipal, India
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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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

One of Bhutan's finest dzongs. Has a great view, full of sacred spaces, it radiates spirituality and peace. You need a good guide to explain the marvelous frescoes for one to appreciate the philosophy behind them. This dzong dominates the valley with its massive presence. Unfortunately, the Ta Dzong (watchtower) housing the national museum is still under renovation after earthquake... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited the Rinpung Dzong after visiting its watch tower, the Ta Dzong. The Rinpung Dzong has a different style of construction from the other Dzongs we'd seen in Thimphu and Punakha. Perhaps, it was smaller in size and hence looked different. As in the case of any other Dzong, there are administrative and monastic bodies in the Dzong. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It is one of the best zongs in Bhutan. There is no entry fee, about 15 minutes drive from Paro Market. Huge structure and a lovely view from here. I saw some guides inside the zong, but I did not see any available for hire. Need about 20-30 minutes to cover it. Complete Bhutan Travel Details on : http://ultracoolsolitarywanderer.blogspot.in/2015/05/bhutan-5-7-days.html My... More 

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Address: Paro, Bhutan
Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Paro District  >  Paro

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