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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.
The renovation is in progress and may take several years...
A good place to visit for the drive and the feel of the place... It was in ruins for 50 odd years before the Government if Bhutan started rebuilding it using traditional techniques.
Drukgyal Dzong now ruins but one time monastery and fort built in 16th century over the victory upon Tibet . It is now being renovated and work of renovation is speeding up fast. May be on our next visit to Bhutan v can visit, see...More
Don’t waste your time by visiting this place as it’s close for reconstruction and Guide also don’t tell you as there are not many options in Paro. Actually once you visited Dzong in Punakha rest all Dzong are waste of time and money.
This dzong has historical connection of war being fought with Tibetan and Mongolian armies during 16th Cenutury by Zhabdrung Rimpoche to safeguard Bhutan from external force. With help of this fortress, many Tibetan armies were killed and defeated badly in the war. It was damaged...More
I visited this place out of chance. One of the locals informed us about this and me and my friend decided to check it out. It's quite far away from the city and even Tiger's nest. I went in here in 2014 and roads were...More
This place is seeped in history for it was built right after Bhutanese famous victory over formidable Tibetans .
Few old edifices in original remain though after the fire that enveloped it in 1950's .
A walk that is steep takes you up only to...More