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Drukgyel Dzong, Paro

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Explore the hilltop ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a 17th-century Buddhist monastery with a storied heritage. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, a well-preserved white brick watchtower dominates the scenery. The complex, perched over the Paro River Valley, ranks among the most important archeological sites in Bhutan. Built in 1649 to commemorate and capitalize on the victory against Tibetan invaders in controlling an important trade route, the dzong features a false entrance that lured Tibetans into a dead-end courtyard during their retreat. Some visitors have reported renovations in progress; you can still take a pleasant hike around the area, but check before going. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Drukgyel Dzong and many more Paro attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Paro trip builder.
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  • A new Dzong is being built and that quite spoils the antiquity of the original. I wish the walls and the limited structure of the original was preserved in a landscaped park. Would have been of much g...  more »
  • Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) is at some 14km distance from Paro town and easily reached in about half hour of an enjoyable drive. Said to have been built several centuries ago, the fortress has surely se...  more »
  • It is located near of Paro Dzong. It is without is burnt by fire, rebuilt the ruins left. Still respectable walls and can be seen building reminiscent of its former glory. Located in the idyllic countryside, around also houses the ruins of stands are.
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  • A old memorial & scenic beauty from here
  • Beautiful scenic place, worth a visit
  • Important Historical centre
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