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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Thimphu

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Government Building Religious Site
Located on the city's northern edge near the Wangchhu River, Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) has served as the seat of Bhutan's civil government and the summer capital since the inception of its monarchy. First constructed in 1216, the dzong has experienced constant changes, renovations, and enlargements throughout its history, combining religious and governmental facilities into one. Towers punctuate the fortress-like structure, while the manicured gardens and lawns complement the impressive building. Wear proper clothing during your visit or you may be asked to leave. A visit to Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Thimphu holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The highlight of the Bhutan trip. If u miss this. U may as well not go. Great peace. Lovely surroundings. Overall must do  more »
  • Dzongs in Bhutan is a combination of religion and place of administration. Thimphu Dzong is good but I shall rate Paro Dzong a better place to visit to understand importance of Dzong for a tourist vis...  more »
  • it s not a museum it s one of the political power center there is some monastery too it s really clean the architecture style is unique on that day the 09 june i saw the royal family what an ambiance ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place both to see from inside or from far. Do try to view it when it is lit! The red and white lights make it look really beautiful and interesting. We visited on a Saturday evening and was very peaceful and beautiful.
  • Beautiful architecture. Huge and beautifully maintained fortress. The country Bhutan is ruled from that fortress. The monastery where tourists are allowed to visit is magnificent
  • Simply awesome view from inside or outside or from the top of the mountains. The monastery is located in a plain valley in the midst of hills. Architecture of the building is just awesome. Do remember one thing while visiting the place, you should never speak loudly inside any monastery in Bhutan. Bhutanese people are calmness lovers and are very cordial, respect their worship places. Building is quite big and some of the parts of the building are also used by Royal Bhutan Government.
  • An amazing example of Bhutanese architecture creates this monastery and fortress now partially used a government buildings. Housing huge courtyards and a beautiful temple. A must visit when in Bhutan for the sheer scale and attention to detail. A wonderful place.
  • This place is silent and traditional, the architecture of the buildings are really grand and wonderful. Those who visit Thimphu don't miss this place, wall paintings art are really outstanding... as usual stunning art work of buddhist ideology...