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Punakha Dzong, Punakha

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Admire the elaborate traditional architecture at Punakha Dzong, Bhutan's second-largest and second-oldest dzong. Today the district's administrative center, the fortress-complex dates from 1638 and houses many sacred artifacts belonging to the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism's Drukpa lineage. The six-story structure stands at an elevation of 1,200 (3,900 ft) near the junction of two rivers, surrounded by serene mountains and forests. Inspect the ornate interior, which includes hundreds of religious images, artistic treasures, and wooden, masonry, and metal crafts. Cover your knees and shoulders during your visit. Make Punakha Dzong a centerpiece of your Punakha vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Punakha day trip planning tool.
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  • First up, I was here in May 2017, but Tripadvisor 's review timeline didn't allow me to list that far back. I didn't know about Punakha until I mentioned my Paro-Thimphu trip to a friend in India... 
    First up, I was here in May 2017, but Tripadvisor 's review timeline didn't allow me to list that far back. I didn't know about Punakha until I mentioned my Paro-Thimphu trip to a friend in India...  more »
  • Everything about the Punakha Dzong (fortress) is beautiful and stunning. The Punakha Dzong is said to have been built in 1637 and served as the location of the Bhutan government administrative... 
    Everything about the Punakha Dzong (fortress) is beautiful and stunning. The Punakha Dzong is said to have been built in 1637 and served as the location of the Bhutan government administrative...  more »
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  • One of the most sacred place in Bhutan. You must definitely if you are in Bhutan.
  • Nice place with historic value. Visited january 2020. Experience was good. However, I personally felt that the entry price are much high compared to what the place has to offer!

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