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Drukgyel Dzong

Paro 11001, Bhutan
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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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  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Drugyal Dzong is a fortress situated for about 14km from Paro. Our driver cum guide accompanied us to the fortress narrating the historical significance of the place. The place is in ruins and according to him it was because of the consequence of the war...More

Thank Nilima007
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I have been three times now and love this site - it has witnessed such history and you can FEEL it. This time i went early morning and I was alone there, and had a very quiet and special 30 minutes wandering about - so...More

Thank julia_davenport
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Even if you have visited the Thimphu Dzong, this one is still worth a visit. Very picturesque daytime and night time especially from the river. If you have interest in Budhism, there is a good bit of history to learn. Compulsory tour guide is a...More

Thank Umesh C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place burned down a while back and is in the process of being rebuilt. There is absolutely nothing to see here. This place can definitely be given a miss

1  Thank tripsy212
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A new Dzong is being built and that quite spoils the antiquity of the original. I wish the walls and the limited structure of the original was preserved in a landscaped park. Would have been of much greater historical value. In hindsight, I'm not surprised...More

Thank MakCha
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) is at some 14km distance from Paro town and easily reached in about half hour of an enjoyable drive. Said to have been built several centuries ago, the fortress has surely seen better days and has been in a crumbled and ruined...More

1  Thank gudnuse
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This dzong is under reconstruction but it's already beautifull to see. Very nice environments with paddyfields.

Thank dirkv46
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This Dzong is approximately 14 kms from Paro and is worth going for history and architecture lovers like us. We went in the evening and spent good one and half hours there and by the time we were leaving it was dark and little scary...More

1  Thank priyam a
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Many of the forts in Bhutan are built in 17th Century by Bhutan Founder Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. This fort now in ruins was built to celebrate Bhutanese victory over the Tibetan Invasion. The Government took the initiative to rebuild it to its old glory and...More

Thank Lee8811
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Drukgyel dzong is located 14km from Paro town. You must be wondering why people still visit this ruin? well, there are undoubtedly greater significance. It is famous not only among the tourist but also the locals from different parts of Bhutan. If you happen to...More

Thank WorldTourPlan
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