Drukgyel Dzong
Drukgyel Dzong
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Though visitors cannot enter the ruins of this formerly majestic fortress, it's worth a visit for the gorgeous backdrop of Chomolhari mountain.
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Namgay Adventure Travels
Thimphu, Bhutan131 contributions
Sept 2022
When it was a large stronghold, the Dzong was renowned for its exquisite architecture and elaborate sculptures. But after a fire devastated it in the early 20th century, it was abandoned and left to deteriorate. The Dzong's remains are still present and are a well-liked destination for travelers to Bhutan. The remnants of the stronghold provide tourists with a fascinating look into the surrounding mountains and valley, as well as information about Bhutan's past and present.
Written 19 January 2023
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RainhillBen
St Helens, UK20 contributions
Feb 2020
This is the oldest Dzong and in a very traditional village. Following destruction by fire in the 1950's reconstruction was commenced in 2016 and continues. Thus we were unable to enter, but only view from outside.
Written 9 March 2020
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37421kittyw
86 contributions
Dec 2019
we did not go to the estate but only looked it is private and we were not invited it is a good drive by
Written 23 December 2019
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Edin Krnic
Tuzi, Montenegro3,118 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Beautiful temple in Bhutan. I love those Tibetan colors on Bhutanese temples. Bhutan is peaceful country and recommend to everyone to visit Bhutan.
Written 7 November 2019
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Balasubramanian R
Chennai (Madras), India758 contributions
Oct 2019
Drukgyel Dzong is one of the monuments nearby Paro. Dzong was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644; the dzong name’s means indeed “ victoriousDruk “. Major portion of Dzong was destroyed and reconstruction work is under progress.
Written 30 October 2019
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HSeeingtheworld
Welwyn, UK614 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Still under reconstruction but we did get inside. Many murals on the walls for which you need a torch. Caretaker followed us round chanting and got louder when our guide was explaining something. Maybe he did not want us here!
Written 26 October 2019
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Jo VL
Lint, Belgium115 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
After a fire, most of this Dzong was destroyed and now (June 2019) construction is ongoing and will last for sure another 2 year minimum (according our guide).
Written 9 June 2019
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Anand_Lobo
Mumbai, India842 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is a Dzong built to commemorate the victory of Bhutanese soldiers over Tibetan invaders.
You get some lovely views from the top of the hill.
Worth a visit.
Written 31 May 2019
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Mar 2019
Located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan, Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649. . It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.
Written 7 May 2019
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Film G
New England973 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This Dzong (whose name translates to Victory Over Tibetan Invaders Fortress) consists of a watchtower (in ruins) a central tower being renovated, and another, smaller tower (in ruins) by the courtyard. It will likely be a few years before all the buildings are fixed, at which time the Dzong will become a Monastery. You cannot go in the buildings. Great views, however, and walkable from the Amankora. The reconstruction is something to witness itself. Lots of handwork using ancient techniques.
Written 1 March 2019
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