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Tongsa Dzong, Trongsa

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The largest dzong fortress in Bhutan, Tongsa Dzong sits precariously on a spur overlooking the dramatic gorge carved by the Mangde River. Although a temple occupied this site as early as 1543, the structure was eventually transformed into a dzong and went through various enlargements to become the current fortress. Consider bringing along a picnic to enjoy in a quiet courtyard. Our Trongsa online trip planner makes visiting Tongsa Dzong and other Trongsa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • You probably will have already driven a long way to get to this town, so this Dzong is defnitely worth a visit. A beauitful Dzong, quite a bit different from the others, so do go in.  more »
  • You cannot miss the dzong from anywhere in Trongsa. It is said that the earlier route from east to west bhutan crossed from inside the dzong. This meant that if the Trongsa governor wanted, he could c...  more »
  • A very interesting Dzong with views of the valley. Whilst we were there an archery competition was being held which was very interesting.  more »
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