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Punakha Dzong, Punakha

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Admire the elaborate traditional architecture at Punakha Dzong, Bhutan's second-largest and second-oldest dzong. Today the district's administrative center, the fortress-complex dates from 1638 and houses many sacred artifacts belonging to the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism's Drukpa lineage. The six-story structure stands at an elevation of 1,200 (3,900 ft) near the junction of two rivers, surrounded by serene mountains and forests. Inspect the ornate interior, which includes hundreds of religious images, artistic treasures, and wooden, masonry, and metal crafts. Cover your knees and shoulders during your visit. To visit Punakha Dzong and other attractions in Punakha, use our Punakha vacation planner.
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  • Punakha Dzong is stunning. Some of the photos we took from the other side of the river are amazing. Inside its huge and quite breathtaking. the paintings, relics and just the whole atmosphere. You hav...  read more »
  • This strong Dzong is magnificent, in art size, location between two rivers. It is a place that you should not miss on your trip. Bhutan. Is that coicida with slgun festival or religious ceremony, will be even more impactatante.
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  • 座落於 Pho Chhu 與 Mo Chhu(公河與母河)交會處,是政治與宗教的中心,這是不丹第二大與第二古老的宗,由Ngawang Namgyal 第一世 Zhabdrung Rinpoche 建於1637年又名『幸福皇宮』或『最快樂的皇宮』,既美麗又豪華,每個宗的內部都畫分成行政部,供佛的宗教部以及喇嘛住宿區。 
  • One of best architectural highlights in bhutan. Must visit in bhutan. Night view is awesome.
  • One of the most beautiful Dzongs of Bhutan, both inside and outside.
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  • Beautiful and peaceful... Quiet and meditative...
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