Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
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  • annminky
    United States1,591 contributions
    Huge Fortress
    This fortress is used as offices for his majesty, and other government officials. It is a huge place where Thimphu Festivals are held during the fall season. Beautiful flowers and interesting birds adore this fortress. Once again, dressing modestly and acting appropriately is expected.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 April 2023
  • Elena
    Russia9 contributions
    Tashichho Dzong
    Tashichho Dzong is known for its unique Bhutanese architecture, which combines traditional and modern styles. The dzong is built on a hill overlooking the Wang Chu river and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. It is a popular tourist attraction and visitors can explore its courtyards, temples, and shrines.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 13 April 2023
  • Peter R
    Dartford, United Kingdom1,228 contributions
    A must place to visit
    This is the main government building and tourists can only enter once office hours have finished, which is signified by the national flag being taken down at the end of the day. Once the flag has been taken down, folded and carried away in a precision drill, visitors are free to enter the complex. This was the first dzong we visited during our tour of Bhutan, and the walls were painted with colourful murals and the wood carvings were also amazing. Close by the Dzong is the Kings bungalow which is out of bounds for visitors.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Soheli Ghose
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India3 contributions
    Bhutan Trip...Day 1 ...
    The Dzong is a beautiful place ....a perfect mixture of beauty and serenity. This was the second stop on my way to Thimpu from Paro on Day 1 of my trip. I visited the Dzong in the late afternoon. The windy atmosphere added to the serene experience.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 December 2023
  • BHUTAN TOURISM INFORMATIONS
    Thimphu, Bhutan15 contributions
    Thimphu Tashichho Dzong
    Thimphu Dzong, also known as Tashichho Dzong, is a majestic fortress located in the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. Built in the 17th century, it serves as both a religious center and administrative headquarters. The dzong's striking architecture, with its white walls, red roofs, and golden spires, reflects traditional Bhutanese design. It houses government offices, the throne room, and the summer residence of the Chief Abbot. Thimphu Dzong plays a significant role in Bhutanese culture, hosting important festivals and ceremonies throughout the year.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 January 2024
  • Che-Jui Hsu
    Taipei, Taiwan28 contributions
    Flag lowering ceremony
    As an architecture lover I enjoyed visiting all the dzong. This might not be the best looking one but definitely most crucial for the country, so it's still worth visiting. It's also fun watching the flag lowering ceremony.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 February 2024
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Che-Jui Hsu
Taipei, Taiwan28 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
As an architecture lover I enjoyed visiting all the dzong. This might not be the best looking one but definitely most crucial for the country, so it's still worth visiting. It's also fun watching the flag lowering ceremony.
Written 14 February 2024
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BHUTAN TOURISM INFORMATIONS
Thimphu, Bhutan15 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Thimphu Dzong, also known as Tashichho Dzong, is a majestic fortress located in the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. Built in the 17th century, it serves as both a religious center and administrative headquarters. The dzong's striking architecture, with its white walls, red roofs, and golden spires, reflects traditional Bhutanese design. It houses government offices, the throne room, and the summer residence of the Chief Abbot. Thimphu Dzong plays a significant role in Bhutanese culture, hosting important festivals and ceremonies throughout the year.
Written 30 January 2024
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Explore10X Tours & Travels
Thimphu District, Bhutan49 contributions
Dec 2023 • Business
Thimphu's fortresses, including Tashichho Dzong, reflect the nation's commitment to preserving its cultural heritage while embracing the stunning natural surroundings, making them a must-visit for those seeking both beauty and cultural richness.
Written 21 January 2024
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Soheli Ghose
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
The Dzong is a beautiful place ....a perfect mixture of beauty and serenity. This was the second stop on my way to Thimpu from Paro on Day 1 of my trip. I visited the Dzong in the late afternoon. The windy atmosphere added to the serene experience.
Written 31 December 2023
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,867 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We arrived just before 5pm and the Guard was assembled ready for the closure of the government offices at 5pm. There was a ceremony to lower the flag and carry it off. Only when this was complete were tourists allowed to enter the building.
Written 30 December 2023
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Peter R
Dartford, UK1,228 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is the main government building and tourists can only enter once office hours have finished, which is signified by the national flag being taken down at the end of the day. Once the flag has been taken down, folded and carried away in a precision drill, visitors are free to enter the complex. This was the first dzong we visited during our tour of Bhutan, and the walls were painted with colourful murals and the wood carvings were also amazing. Close by the Dzong is the Kings bungalow which is out of bounds for visitors.
Written 29 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ron S
New York City, NY5,471 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
I'm not sure if one can enter Tashichho Dzong at will but we arrived there on the day of the festival, Thimphu Tshechu, so after a couple of checkpoints we were let in. It's an impressive edifice with a huge courtyard where the festival took place.
Written 6 October 2023
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Elena
Russia9 contributions
Apr 2023
Tashichho Dzong is known for its unique Bhutanese architecture, which combines traditional and modern styles. The dzong is built on a hill overlooking the Wang Chu river and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. It is a popular tourist attraction and visitors can explore its courtyards, temples, and shrines.
Written 14 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

annminky
United States1,591 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
This fortress is used as offices for his majesty, and other government officials. It is a huge place where Thimphu Festivals are held during the fall season. Beautiful flowers and interesting birds adore this fortress. Once again, dressing modestly and acting appropriately is expected.
Written 3 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John B
4 contributions
Sept 2022
Absolutely amazing experience, definitely worth adding to your itinerary. So much history and detail. Incredible
Written 11 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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