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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Thimphu

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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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  • You can only visit this place after 5.00pm as half of the building is used by goverment officials. When visiting here men must wear long trousers and have their arms covered same goes for women. The b...  more »
  • In the King's residence at the Civic Center and head of the religion. Bhutan some time after disclosing that it rustic place. The building itself is beautiful, and feel dignity.
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  • the seat of power and governnace in Bhutan where the king and his council of ministers operate from, this is a huge place. however, the tourists are permitted only inside the monastery after working h...  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