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Drukgyel Dzong, Paro

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.2/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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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  • by looks of it one can say this was very brilliant Dzong but unfortunately now totally ruined. If you want to see the remains and history then one shpould visit this place which is nearly 3 k.m away f...  read more »
  • 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 q...  read more »
  • 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 ju...  read more »
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