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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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  • This Dzong is approximately 14 kms from Paro and is worth going for history and architecture lovers like us. We went in the evening and spent good one and half hours there and by the time we were leav...  more »
  • Many of the forts in Bhutan are built in 17th Century by Bhutan Founder Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. This fort now in ruins was built to celebrate Bhutanese victory over the Tibetan Invasion. The Govern...  more »
  • Drukgyel dzong is located 14km from Paro town. You must be wondering why people still visit this ruin? well, there are undoubtedly greater significance. It is famous not only among the tourist but als...  more »