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Punakha Dzong

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Address: Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
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Beautiful Dzong with free entry :)

This is the most beautiful dzong in bhutan. It is situated in like island between river deltas. Love this place for its amazing architecture and peaceful surroundings. FYI, we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Aakhil
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Chennai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the most beautiful dzong in bhutan. It is situated in like island between river deltas. Love this place for its amazing architecture and peaceful surroundings. FYI, we did biking expedition in winter and we came to know that the monks (around 900+) / Lama (head) migrates to punakha Dzongduring winter (Dec - Mar) and get backs to Thimpu... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must visit place in Punakha and entire Bhutan. The Dzong is typical one as you see elsewhere except for its sheer size and awesome location. The high point according to me is the bridge which is marvelous engineering. There are pretty good places for photography enthusiasts as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Between the Male and Female swirling clean clear blue river lies a giant Dzong holding the seat of the administrative and religious heads of Punakha. Used still today as the 'town hall' by the people one is able to enter over the bridge and into the Dzong to visit this magestique Dzong with your Bhutanese guide.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went when all the trees were covered in purple blossoms and it was stunning. Very awe inspiring to be inside, as well. Keep an eye out for the bee hive under the eaves on your way down the very steep stairs on the way out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Location between the dividing rivers is simply outstanding. The Dzong is among the most beautiful we had seen in Bhutan. The Beauty of the Wood carvings and paintings is of another world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dzong by the river for introduction to Dzong architecture complete with large Bodi tree in central courtyard. And several wild bee hives. Well worth the visit. (Next morning was fantastic fog filled valley view from hilltop hotel Zhingkham Resort!!)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Punakha Dzong is by far the most wonderful structure I have ever visited. It's imposing in its grandeur and immediately inspires an awe that makes you submit yourself to it. Massive, intricately painted walls and the Lakhang inside that's an embodiment of peace - make it wondrous and an experience to cherish. This is a must visit if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Impossible to miss as you drive along the river in Mo Chhu River through Punakha, the Punakha Dzong dates to the early 1600s. The architecture is iconic for Bhutan, giving it a timeless appearance. Like many of the dzongs we visited, it combines government offices with religious functions. The history of the dzong is deep and covers its role as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was easily our favourite attraction in the whole of Bhutan. the fortress and setting are absolutely stunning... right from the two rivers that meet, to the amount of golden mahaserr in them, green mountains in the background, intricate carvings and coutryards inside the Dzong!. As we travelled in winter, the timings were 11am-1pm in the morning for tourists. Pls... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large dzong - typical of dzongs of Bhutan. You can see the close interrelationship of administration with religion by the placement of important monasteries and administrative offices within the dzongs. This dzong is important for the religion of the bhutanese. Surrounded by a river, you have to cross a bridge to enter, which is a great experience.

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