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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Thimphu

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Government Building
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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  • Big and beautiful. There are monks and also government place so you have to wear a proper suit. Very good for Buddist.  more »
  • The buildings are stunning here with the most amazing thankhas lining the walls. Interesting to see the King's office and palace and his shortcut that enables him some privacy.  more »
  • Tashichho Dzong is a fortress cum Buddhist monastery in Thimphu on the western bank of the Wang Chu River. Since 1952 Tashichho Dzong has been the seat of the government. The Dzong presently houses th...  more »
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  • A serene and beautiful monastery. Amazing architecture. The roses blooming in the garden in springtime make it colourful and even more impressive.
  • The biggest dzong in Bhutan. It looks really impressive both inside and outside. Be sure to get your guide to bring you to look at it again at night because the building will be illuminated and it looks amazing
  • It is very nice place in Thimpu. The areal views of this place very very good.
  • 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 out standing... as usual stunning art work of buddhist ideology...
  • Cannot miss this place. A Must see