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Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Thimphu

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Government Building · Religious Site
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Located on the city's northern edge near the Wangchhu River, Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) has served as the seat of Bhutan's civil government and the summer capital since the inception of its monarchy. First constructed in 1216, the dzong has experienced constant changes, renovations, and enlargements throughout its history, combining religious and governmental facilities into one. Towers punctuate the fortress-like structure, while the manicured gardens and lawns complement the impressive building. Wear proper clothing during your visit or you may be asked to leave. Find out how to plan Thimphu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Absolutely amazing experience, definitely worth adding to your itinerary. So much history and detail. Incredible 
    Absolutely amazing experience, definitely worth adding to your itinerary. So much history and detail. Incredible  more »
  • Must visit for those who visit Thimphu, one of the best place to explore and understand Bhutanese beautiful and great architurture. also most insta captioned place of Thimphu. MUST Visit. for... 
    Must visit for those who visit Thimphu, one of the best place to explore and understand Bhutanese beautiful and great architurture. also most insta captioned place of Thimphu. MUST Visit. for...  more »
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  • The serenity around! The rich historical and cultural sights and its immeasurable holy sanctity! The vibrant and unique identity of a national flag fluttering in the sky of the courtyard surrounded by the bodyguards, encircled by the beautiful rose blossoms and hibiscus - Tashichoe Dzong is a beautiful and a unique fortress in Bhutan.
  • Thimphu Tshechu 2022 It is believed that Gyalsey Tenzin Rabgay (1638 -1696) instituted Thimphu Tshechu in the year 1687. According to elders, Thimphu Tshechu is the first of its kind to be introduced in Bhutan followed by Paro Tshechu; introduced by 4th Desi himself during his reign. This was replicated in different district afterwards. Note: The source of this information is from Dzongkha Gongphel Detshen).

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