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Your guide will likely take you here, even though it can't presently be toured. There are several vantage points from which to get pictures of this once mighty fortress which is now being rebuilt after a fire destroyed it.
As our guide told us, this used to be a beautiful dzong but was destroyed under fire. Now they have taken upon restoring it and will be open by next year or so. It is located in a beautiful valley covered with Pine and Cyprus...More
This fortress was completely destroyed by fire in 1950. In 2016, to mark the birth of the Crown Prince, it was announced that Drukgyal Dzong would be resorted to its former glory.
We couldn't enter the building when we visited, but we saw it from...More
Please cofirm before going. It may take 1-2 yrs before it is opened for public. Was very popular so we visited even after caution of our guide. Please use this time for other activtivities till restorations are complted.
Away from the Paro centre ..great views of snow clad peaks on the way...Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, in ruins but now being rebuilt. Was built in 17 century by Namgyal to commemorate a victory over an invasion from Tibet.