Simtokha Dzong
Simtokha Dzong
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,869 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
When we visited some of the monks were sat outside and were having an English exam. We waited a while and went inside. I understand it's the oldest fortress in Bhutan.
Written 30 December 2023
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Simtokha Dzong is the first fortress built in Bhutan. It was built in the 17th century and saw some action unlike other dzongs of the land. No photography allowed inside.
Written 6 October 2023
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kavya
Birur, India6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
V beautiful well maintained monument being one of d oldest dzong oh bhutan.one can feel the calmness thanks to the holy atmosphere and serene nature around...worth a visit
Written 10 January 2020
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jenb3478
Geneva, Switzerland12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
One of the oldest Dzongs in Bhutan and of particular significance because of its association with Shabdrung the man who unified Bhutan. It is small and very personal.
Written 17 November 2019
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joyel mark
Usak Province, Türkiye1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
amazing of bhutan
Simtokha Dzong also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang is a small dzong. It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. It is the first of its kind built in Bhutan.
Written 11 November 2019
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Kathy A
Portland, OR27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Well -preserved, and culturally rich site. Amazing slate carvings behind the spinning prayer wheels.
Written 5 November 2019
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Ajay Mehta
Washington Crossing, PA80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Said to be one of the oldest such places.Nice and not imposing.Very nice Buddhist paintings of cycle of life and temple.
Written 2 November 2019
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JFBell
London, UK391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This Dzong was apparently the first one built in the 17th century by the Master who first united Bhutan. It is still an impressive structure. The small temple inside the keep is in daily use, and therefore is laid out for prayers, unlike any other dzongs.
Written 17 October 2019
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Jigme
Thimphu, Bhutan68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
One of the must visit places in Bhutan. It is one of the oldest dzong (fortress) built and is strategicly located.
Written 9 October 2019
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792Carol_H
Newtown, Australia1,471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
This was our first tourist attraction visit on arriving in Bhutan it is worth the stop and wander around. Our guide Kingy was most informative. It is the first fortress to have been built in 1629 and it is the oldest serving complete Dzong (type of Bhutan fortress). It is now being used as a monastery and is currently home to 30-40 monks.
Written 6 October 2019
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