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Oldest Dzong in Bhutan

Club your trip to Simtokha Dzong with a trip to the Jungshi paper factory located nearby. Like many... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Filiform
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Kochi (Cochin), India
Nice place to visit

We called at this Dzong on our way to Pinakha and found it interesting it is one of the oldest... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Club your trip to Simtokha Dzong with a trip to the Jungshi paper factory located nearby. Like many of the attractions in Thimphu, this old dzong has an understated elegance. Worth a trip if you are interested in Buddhism.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called at this Dzong on our way to Pinakha and found it interesting it is one of the oldest Dzongs in Bhutan.We enjoyed all the historic and religous sights in Bhutan

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is the oldest and first Dzong in Bhutan located in Thimphu place call simtokha five kilometer south from Thimphu and from your hotel at town you can take cab and reach here it is open all the time.Today the Dzong has Bhuddhis school .This...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

This was a pleasant Dzong that we visited just outside of Thimphu. It's on the way back from Dochula Pass. If you have been to Punakha Dzong you could probably give this one a miss.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is old Dzong which was in place when the capital of Bhutan was Phunakha.. Very picturesque and it sits on a small hill offering excellent views !!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Shouldn't miss visiting the most important monument built by Founding Father of Bhutan His Holiness Zabdrung Rinpochela

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Built in 1629, this is the oldest dzong in Bhutan. You have to like heavy, Tibetan-style Buddhist art, but the chapels have beautiful statues and paintings. If you are a small group, get your guide to arrange for a private blessing by the lama -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

additional request to come here, not so many tourist but that actually is quite age dzong. good look & worth visit

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Simtokha Dzong is one of the oldest dzongs in Bhutan. Built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it functions as a monastic centre today.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Lot of history and a beautiful sight. Just outside Thimpu, you can view it on your way to Dochula Pass.

Date of experience: June 2018
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