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Punakha Dzong

Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
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A lovely architectural Monastery

This is one of the beautiful dzong situated at the meeting of the two rivers mor chu and por chu... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Haresh K
Mumbai, India
via mobile
Must see!

It is a magic place! You may even be lucky and see a Buddhist ceremony taking place. Also, after... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is one of the beautiful dzong situated at the meeting of the two rivers mor chu and por chu meaning mother river and father river. Inside the monastery there are beautiful buildings where monks learn the religious path of Buddhism . The architect is...More

Thank Haresh K
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a magic place! You may even be lucky and see a Buddhist ceremony taking place. Also, after you cross the bridge and come closer to the fort, look up and marvel those humongous bee hives:-)

Thank littlerussian78
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must visut. This is the place where the present king got married . It's energy is very good. You can go rafting on the mochu or kochi river . The kochi rover is very gentle and easy for kids and pregnant women too. Of...More

Thank Amidave
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is surrounded by River and in May when we visit there were flowers all around over the trees making it very beautiful scenic.

Thank akj2306
Reviewed 4 days ago

surrounded by flowering trees and bushes when i visited in May, grand and gorgeous and still a important functioning spiritual and administrative center

Thank manjula
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a shower, the Punakha Dzong look fresh especially with the purple flower from the trees, speculate view !

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Punakha Dzong , the seat of the govt. & religious head. Because of heavy snowfall in Thimphu in winter, the Capital is shifted to Punakha which is at a lower altitude & thus warmer.This fortress is built on a very beautiful location. On both sides,...More

Thank nitintchoksi
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's one of the Majestic fortresses between the two rivers. Must go and see. It's one of the unique examples of Bhutanese architecture.

Thank RavenBhutanTours
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the first Dzong we visited. Suggest to skip Thimpu Dzong as entry fees is 300. This Dzong is good enough..

Thank nandini23
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful structure. The bridge leading to the dzong over the confluence of the Mochuu and Phochhu is wooden. Gives a feel of by gone era .The lavender flowers in bloom is exquisite and frames the dzoņg. Must see .

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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