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. Find out how to plan Thimphu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • This fort was the saving grace for us in an otherwise surprisingly disappointing day in Bhutan. We had gotten a great guide who helped us through all the details about the architecture of the fort and...  more »
  • Bhutan is blessed with some marvellous architectural heritage in terms of Dzongs (forts/castles). This Dzong has historic as well as administrative significance as its located in Bhutan's capital - Th...  more »
  • A marvel of architecture and design. Very well maintained. The place offers a soothing experience. Scenic beauty is best here and a great photogenic place. Was lucky to view change of Guard at flag ho...  more »
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  • A must visit place if you're in Thimphu. An amazing place to witness the grandiosity of the Bhutanese culture and history. The heritage is well preserved, especially the flag unfurling ceremony. The Dzhong is maintained beautifully and the officials are so welcoming.
  • Nicely maintained fort with monastery. The landscaping is just superb. Do spend some time here. All the area in surrounds offer splendid views. Might have some clothes restriction check with your local guide before you go
  • i never had such an awesome experience except for this. view is too awesome. took about 500 different photos but still missed many spots here. luckily when we visit the monastery there was an traditional festival on going. couldn't understand the language but enjoyed the moment fully. they held folk drama, traditional dance. sorry I forgot the exact names. place is huge and clean. surely, when you visit such a place, your soul will be purified.
  • The place is amazing. Beautiful interiors. And it looks other worldly at night.
  • Take your time to visit this fortress and ask plenty of questions. It is so beautiful and wonderful to explore. Would highly recommend this location.
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