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Punakha Dzong

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Address: Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
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This is by far one of the best Dzong's I have been to yet. Set in the middle of two Rivers and in an absolutely beautiful Valley you I think will agree. I really can't say enough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far one of the best Dzong's I have been to yet. Set in the middle of two Rivers and in an absolutely beautiful Valley you I think will agree. I really can't say enough about this place, built in the 17th century this has it all. An absolutely must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was part of our 4 day tour in Bhutan. Our guide said it was a must visit and we were quite awed even at the viewpoint before arriving at the Dzong. The Dzong was built in the 17th century but recently renovated after flood damage and sits between the male and female half of the Punakha river. One half... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in Dec '16 on a sunny and clear day. Excellent view of the Dzong from afar. when we visited, the monks had all gathered here. so it was a bonus for us to see the gathering of monks in the ground with the chief abbot. This is the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan. the Thimphu Dzong is bigger, but... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dzong are local administrative offices in Bhutan. however you would never such serenity in administration. It is a great and peaceful place to visit. Visiting times are in the evening. If you are lucky and end up in the right season the nature would welcome you with lots of blue/violet flowers. Amazing place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very peaceful atmosphere, there is a certain calming effect of this place. The architecture is similar to most other dzongs of Bhutan but larger than the others we visited. The bridge over the river which connects the mainland to the dzong is awesome. Do visit this place when you visit Bhutan.

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite the Location!! At the confluence of the Male and Female rivers, with the suspension bridge hanging in the backdrop, its the most coveted Dzong in the nation, i guess!! Take your time inside the Dzong, appreciating the architecture, the rich heritage and then stop and behold the Buddhas inside the main temple!! Simply Amazing!!

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Dakar, Senegal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to love anout this Dzong. Continuing our drive to Punakha...It is on the river with stunning panoramic views. The design and architecture has lasted centuries and is still standing beautifully maintained. The paintings inside are inspiring and breath taking and the history as told to us by our guide make you visualize the history and the people and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I would like to say I visited Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Phuntsholing..Saying that since I visited these cities I also visited all the Monasteries and Dzongs in each of these cities..And amongst all; Punakha Dzong was my favourite.. One it is beautifully located alongside a river..so the views are really amazing. Two the Architecture is very intricate and beautiful..you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Punakha Dzong is a must visit when you are in Bhutan, cant afford missing it by any excuses, simply because its the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan, both in terms of history, location, architecture and beauty! Punakha used to the old capital of Bhutan but later moved to Thimphu but for the Central Monastic Body and Je Khenpo - Chief... More 

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Indore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old world Fortress situated on bank of River Mochhu,Female river. Approach from road is by a small Wood steel frame bridge restored with cooperation from Germany. One has to move around 25 stairs to reach courtyard. In one half is Admin offices and in other half is an old monastry with 3 idols of Buddha and 2 gurus.

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