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Though visitors cannot enter the ruins of this formerly majestic fortress, it's worth a visit for the gorgeous backdrop of Chomolhari mountain.
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Paro 11001, Bhutan
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This place holy place of Buddhist (temple)..its very peaceful and beautiful, As you enter this place you feel like your soul is refreshed Must visit place in paro

Thank anshuljetair
Reviewed 9 July 2018

raw enough and got not too many tourist. love the ruins building. and walk up the hill also beautiful & feeling good. worth for visit

Thank iamface
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Sparkie09
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank ShubhaS
Reviewed 2 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

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. In Paro...More

Thank Jitendra J
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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

Thank Mindu W
Reviewed 16 May 2018

It was a fortress of defense, very near the Bhutan China border, offers majestic views of the valley. Was being renovated when I visited as it was in ruins for quite sometime.

Thank FarhatA75
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank phutusingh
Reviewed 24 April 2018

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

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