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Drukgyel Dzong

Paro 11001, Bhutan
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Though visitors cannot enter the ruins of this formerly majestic fortress, it's worth a visit for the gorgeous backdrop of Chomolhari mountain.
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

The Drukgyel is also known as the Broken or Ruined Dzong. It is an ancient dzong that has not withstood the time well. There is no idol or regular worship there. It is built atop a hill. It attracts quite a lot of tourists as...More

Thank Soumyajit_DM
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The place offer a great view of the Paro valley and richness of Bhutan in flora and fauna. A couple of great hotels are available in nearby if one is seeking for free time for himself from concrete jungle!!!

Thank BISON98
Reviewed September 5, 2016

The fort location is very beautiful overlooking a cliff, but it is burnt and is in rubbles. It is being restored now, worth a visit.

1  Thank Suganthi M
Reviewed August 28, 2016

it unfortunately burned down a long time ago so they built the new dzong closer to paro city and the kings palast. view from the place is amazing.

Thank MC Brigitte S
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Many people tend to avoid this as soon as they come to know that it is nothing but rubble. It may be ruins and rubble now, but it holds a piece of history and we should respect that. A must visit for history buffs

Thank AryabhumiManoj
Reviewed August 11, 2016

I don't have much to say about this Dzong. With picturesque village nestling below its ramparts, was built by shabdrung Nagwang Namgyal in 1646, to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. Though largely destroyed by fire in 1951, the towering outer walls and central...More

1  Thank Wateryu W
Reviewed August 1, 2016

It is advisable to visit the ruins of this Dzong along with a well-informed local guide. After a short, steep climb up the steps we were at this historical monument. While walking up we caught a beautiful view of the fields on one side and...More

1  Thank Shilpi Y
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Although the name calls it a Dzong, the ruins resemble a fortress more than anything else and according to the history narrated by our Guide, it was built to commemorate victory over the Tibetan invaders. The Govt of Bhutan has announced the complete restoration of...More

1  Thank PVS100
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Burnt and in ruins, this dzong is underrated. We went around late afternoon and we were wonderfully immersed in serenity. I don't think a lot of tourists grace this dzong and perhaps overlook it but it was such a great moment - alone with this...More

1  Thank WMBandit
Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a heritage monument and needs to trek and people senior citizens will be difficult.Need to redesign the place

Thank srk800
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