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Punakha Dzong

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Address: Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
Phone Number: +975178256785
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Absolutely stunning! Major highlight of our trip, only second to Tiger's Nest

The location of Punakha Dzong is simply stunning. Built at the confluence of two rivers with mountains behind, it really is spectacular. If you're not already Dzonged out by... read more

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Burton-upon-Trent, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of Punakha Dzong is simply stunning. Built at the confluence of two rivers with mountains behind, it really is spectacular. If you're not already Dzonged out by the time you reach Punakha then this is an absolute must. It is the biggest and by far the most beautifully decorated Dzong that we have visited during our time in... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Punakha Dzong is great in clear sky at Bhutan. The creature is so heavenly and peaceful that sometimes you will lost yourself inside. Not all part are allowed for tourists specially the inner parts where religious people keep busy with activities. But the Dzong and surrounding are open to all and can roam around, meet with Young Monck. They are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The structure is very beautiful and nice to walk through. Since it has the administrative offices of the area, only limited parts are accessible to tourists. The temple is worth visiting. The view of the buildings from across the river is lovely.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place makes you feel like a time traveler! The river nearby is beautiful and clean. We had the opportunity to met some lamas and monks that were kind enough to show us some chapels in which we were able to meditate (we are Buddhists). There is a market outside where you can find traditional Bhutanese crafts.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the top three sights of our trip. Its location at the confluence of two rivers is unusual for a dzong (fortress) since they are usually built on high ground, but it makes the site very dramatic. Well worth seeing.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive monastery built at the confluence of two rivers. To reach their one has to walk through a covered wooden bridge. It gives a sense of world world charm that is unaffected by urban development. A must visit place.

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Rajkot, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place must see when you travel to Punakha. Kings of Bhutan ruling system shown here in different parts of the building.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although most of the Dzongs in Bhutan are of same architecture, this one is the biggest in size. And what a lovely picturesque location it has been set up. Very nice place to visit. The Idol inside gives you a feeling of eternal peace . I loved this Dzong the most in my visit.

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Patna, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is most interesting & beautiful Dzong located between male & female river. It is very picturesque form outside and inside. Monastery is very big,beautiful. But the stairs are difficult to climb for old & disabled person. the cantilever bridge built by German assistance is also a very attractive item to see.

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Bombay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Punakha, which served as the old capital of Bhutan until about 1952, is home to the Punakha Dzong or Fortress that is a wonder in itself! Built near the confluence of two rivers - Po Chhu & Mo Chhu (meaning Male & Female respectively) this monument is a marvel! A small wooden bridge takes you across the Po Chhu and... More 

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