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Punakha Dzong

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The Punakha Dzong was one of the first places I visited in Bhutan and I have to say it was second only to the Taktsang Monastery trek experience. The dzong is definitely the most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pune, India
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Pune, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Punakha Dzong was one of the first places I visited in Bhutan and I have to say it was second only to the Taktsang Monastery trek experience. The dzong is definitely the most magnificent and beautiful of all the others. Once you visit this Dzong, all others (in Paro andThimpu) will seem very ordinary or almost the same. The... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is very nice place with great location. To start with a beautiful and antique wooden bridge to cross the river to reach the place. It speak about the complete journey of Lord Buddha to this land. Excellent wooden painting and carving with depiction of history.

Thank RajendraSharda
Lucknow, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The drive to Punakha Dzong itself is quite scenic, all the way downhill from Thimphu! It's one of the biggest monastery in Bhutan!

Thank Pr4sh4nt
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is one of the best dzong in bhutan..easily accessible from punakha taxi stand for just 160rs.will definitely prefer u to stay in wangdue..

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Jalandhar, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Punakha Dzong Punakha (Bhutan) - one of the major fortress of Kagyu school of Buddhism. Built in 1591- 1690 on the junction of Mochu & Pochu rivers. Spectacular views of hills. Equally beautiful from inside with big courtyards and Halls.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Set in the valley, this is a spectacular place to visit! No lines, and in wonderful condition, we witnessed monks coming and going for their prayers. Make sure you climb to the top for views back over the valley and river. Photos of the dzong from across the river really sum up the character, mystique and charm of Bhutan.

Thank ccsmp
Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the top three Dzong on my list, this large building at the confluent of two rivers offers beautiful views from outside. Just walk in the different directions to enjoy the various point of view. Winter opening from 11am to 13pm and 3 to 5pm, summer 9am to 5pm. For the inside you can follow your guide or your... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place and​ the architecture was breathtaking. We also did some rafting in the river by it and an exceptional view of the fortress. The temple in the dzong, I have to say, was the best I have ever seen or visited. The energy in that space will carry you to another dimension.

Thank Chandini_DM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully situated by the river, this is the best dzong we visited in Bhutan. The location is scenic with a river and bridge. The entry to this Dzong is free and timings are from 9 to 1 and thn 3 to 5. Lot of steps to be climbed here, but that's worth the effort. Top place to visit while in... More 

Thank Mithil N
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Punakha Dzong is on the banks of river Mochu and with all the experience, can surely say that this is the best Dzong. You go to the Dzong through the wooden bridge with river flowing under it. It is massive and looks like a fort with a historical significance. This clearly looks more like a palace than a Temple. You... More 

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