Simtokha Dzong

Simtokha Dzong, Thimphu: Address, Simtokha Dzong Reviews: 4.5/5

Simtokha Dzong
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kavya
Birur, India6 contributions
Oldest Dzong
Sep 2019 • Friends
V beautiful well maintained monument being one of d oldest dzong oh bhutan.one can feel the calmness thanks to the holy atmosphere and serene nature around...worth a visit
Written January 10, 2020
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jenb3478
Geneva, Switzerland11 contributions
Simtokha Dzong
Oct 2019
One of the oldest Dzongs in Bhutan and of particular significance because of its association with Shabdrung the man who unified Bhutan. It is small and very personal.
Written November 17, 2019
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joyel mark
Usak Province, Turkey1 contribution
Thimphu
Nov 2019
amazing of bhutan
Simtokha Dzong also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang is a small dzong. It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. It is the first of its kind built in Bhutan.
Written November 11, 2019
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Kathy A
Portland, OR27 contributions
fascinating
Oct 2019
Well -preserved, and culturally rich site. Amazing slate carvings behind the spinning prayer wheels.
Written November 5, 2019
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Ajay Mehta
Washington Crossing, PA64 contributions
Old Dzong
Oct 2019
Said to be one of the oldest such places.Nice and not imposing.Very nice Buddhist paintings of cycle of life and temple.
Written November 2, 2019
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JFBell
London, UK304 contributions
The oldest, and I thought, the best
Oct 2019
This Dzong was apparently the first one built in the 17th century by the Master who first united Bhutan. It is still an impressive structure. The small temple inside the keep is in daily use, and therefore is laid out for prayers, unlike any other dzongs.
Written October 17, 2019
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Jigme
Thimphu, Bhutan68 contributions
National heritage
Oct 2019 • Family
One of the must visit places in Bhutan. It is one of the oldest dzong (fortress) built and is strategicly located.
Written October 9, 2019
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792Carol_H
Newtown, Australia1,439 contributions
Must Visit lots of History
May 2019
This was our first tourist attraction visit on arriving in Bhutan it is worth the stop and wander around. Our guide Kingy was most informative. It is the first fortress to have been built in 1629 and it is the oldest serving complete Dzong (type of Bhutan fortress). It is now being used as a monastery and is currently home to 30-40 monks.
Written October 6, 2019
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BhutanBurgoth
Thimphu, Bhutan24 contributions
Oldest Dzong in Bhutan
Jul 2019
Simtokha Dzong also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang is a small dzong. It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. It is the first of its kind built in Bhutan.
Written August 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Priyanka Sureka
Kolkata (Calcutta), India149 contributions
Must Visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
The place is located outside Thimphu town and is one of the best places in Thimphu. Loved the place with calm and serene view. Beautiful garden and equally mesmerizing architecture. This dzong is the oldest dzong in Bhutan.
Written July 11, 2019
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