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Wanghuge dzong

Nice place by river side with lots of flowers trees all around, peaceful place, nice small wooden... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2017
HemaSanghani
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
via mobile
Still under reconstruction

The dzong was completely destroyed by a fire in 2012. Obviously reconstruction is under way, but in... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2017
Walter1945
,
Zurich, Switzerland
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Wangdue, Bhutan
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Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Nice place by river side with lots of flowers trees all around, peaceful place, nice small wooden bridge to reach the place.

Thank HemaSanghani
Reviewed May 15, 2017

The dzong was completely destroyed by a fire in 2012. Obviously reconstruction is under way, but in April 2017 only a small part of it looked completed. We did not ask whether it is open to tourists.

Thank Walter1945
Reviewed March 30, 2017

This is one of the main attractions to visit in Bhutan. A very nice location and quiet place. Worth a visit.

Thank Globe T
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Built in 1638, this dzong gave the name to the town.Named by Ngawang Namgyal, the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, this overlooks the Wandue town and was destroyed by fine sometime in 2012. It is under restoration now. As per the legend, the dzong is named after a...More

Thank Sachinnarayanan
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Said to be a very beautiful and old Monastery which got burnt down in 2012.Its being rebuilt,and tourists are not allowed inside right now.Might take a couple of years to make completely!30 % of what has been completed looks beautiful from far.

Thank Shalu2127
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is considered one of the oldest Dzong built by Zhabdrung Rinpoche but unfortunately it caught fire in 2012. Currently, the reconstruction is going on and visitors are not allowed to visit the place.

Thank Nyinzer
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Most of the reviewers have condused Punakha Dzong with Wangdue Dzong. Punakha Dzong is the one between two rivers Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu , while Wangdue Dzong which is half hr drive from Punakha is on TOP of a cliff and over looks the...More

Thank gitanjali m
Reviewed July 19, 2016

This dzong is located on top of the ridge. Sadly this dzong caught fire in 2012 and was badly destroyed. It is currently being rebuilt and not open to public. I only managed to take a photo below, while traveling from Thimphu to Trongsa.

Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We were very lucky to see this beautiful creation by the elements. Situated just below the Dzong along the river, recently discovered by a tourist just 3-5 years ago.

Thank AGK5656
Reviewed March 8, 2016

If you ever visit Bhutan, always make your trip to Wangdue and pay your steps to this historic building. Its location itself bring wooow... in visitors eyes. The temples and structures are all ancient and preserved. Best place to visit than any other dzongs in...More

Thank Bhutan LhoMon J... T
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