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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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  • The Festival celebrates the arrival of Guru Rimpoche to Bhutan in the 8th century, a mark of triumph of Buddhism over evil. Its such a delight to see so many people beautiful dressed all happy and in ...  more »
  • beautiful place in bhutan. a bit different with other temple as it is quite beautiful & getting special view of it. i can't write it easily but the angle & the mood also different with dzong with visi...  more »
  • This is an impressive sprawling fortress. It takes a long time to walk through it. There used to be a valley trail from the Viewpoint restaurant to the dzong but the government recently closed it due ...  more »
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