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Punakha Dzong

Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
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Spectacular Dzong

A great place to visit, probably the best Fortress we saw. It just so happened they were renacting... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Jack B
Bangkok, Thailand
Dzong A lovely Place to see

This gorgeous Dzong, the winter capital of Bhutan, is gorgeous both inside and out. A combination... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Monica S
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

A great place to visit, probably the best Fortress we saw. It just so happened they were renacting a 16th century battle on the day we went. The locals were dressed in period costumes and carried replica weapons and as they were celebrating a victory...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This gorgeous Dzong, the winter capital of Bhutan, is gorgeous both inside and out. A combination civic government building and Buddhist monastery, the dzong is also a fortress which has helped keep Bhutan a sovereign state for centuries.

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A picture that will be etched in your mind forever. Jaw drop guaranteed at the sight of this majestic Dzong!

Thank Govindan P
Reviewed 28 February 2017

this is one of the best Dzongs in Bhutan and is also a winter retreat for the head monk. the monastery inside is really beautiful with intricate frescoes and brilliant thangka paintings. the statue of past, present and future buddhas inside is awe inspiring.

Thank Dishaa S
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The photos speaks for itself, located in the best location, well restored, great dzong for many photo opportunities. In general, the view from and of this dzong is the best.

Thank Tonytng
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 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...More

Thank Shuen Sheng F
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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...More

Thank fun_travel_explorer
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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...More

Thank Rahul B
Reviewed 9 February 2017 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...More

Thank DasR1
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Response from JayantSathe | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can reach by car or mini bus the steps are only at the Dzong but they are manageable it's a lovely place worth a visit carry your medicine water bottles and camera as it's a scenic place to visit Regards n all b... More