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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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Address: Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Nice Dzong to visit

This Dzong in Thimpu is worth a visit, it is a beautiful site. The King has his office on the top floor so you will need to go through security. We were able too observe monks in... read more

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University Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This Dzong in Thimpu is worth a visit, it is a beautiful site. The King has his office on the top floor so you will need to go through security. We were able too observe monks in a ritual that was quite nice.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You won't see many national capital buildings anywhere to match this one. The combination of religious and governmental facilities is a unique experience. Nicely maintained and wonderfully photogenic. Be properly attired, though, or risk being denied admission.

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Surat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is one of the best Dzong in Bhutan. It is a bhutan government building opens only on holidays and after office hours. Very well built. A must visit place in bhutan.

Thank jignesh3999
North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of our visit to Thimpu. Amazed by the grandiose of this structure. Well maintain & managed. A must for anyone who visit Thimpu.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture of the Dzongs is traditional, and yet each had its own character. Both the religious and the administrative part of this Dzong was accessible. Tourists are welcome here, and should visit, but this is an important and functioning part of the culture of Bhutan

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is similar to the one in Punakha. It is huge and worth a visit. Opens only for an hour at 5.30 pm since it is the government headquarters and opens to public after their work time ends.

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Vadodara, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tashichho Dzong is the fortress of Thimphu which consists of an Administrative Wing & Religious Wing divided into half equally.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When entering hats, umbrella and camera are forbidden. Long pants or Sarong is a must. Before entering there are a beautiful huge roses garden. This is the largest Dzong before Punakha. The fortress of the glorious religion was initially constructed in 1641 and restored by the Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. On the Right is the minister... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best Dzong, fully active as King reside here only. Flag ceremony in evening is also good to see over here.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the Bhutan administrative office for the King . It is also called the secretariat of the King . The King sits here , so does the home and finance ministry and the secretariat . This place has a history worth reading since 1216 when a Lama built the first one , went through fire and earthquake and was... More 

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