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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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Drukgyel Dzong after many years of of being considered a ruin. It's being completely rebuilt––competition 5-10 years. But in any case a must see.

Thank JD K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank drgirdhar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drukgyel Dzong has a lovely setting with pine trees in the background and all around. It has a history for Bhutan and Tibet.

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Dzong is good and is smaller as compared to other dzongs in Phunaka or Thimphu.. Its lit in the evening and looks very pretty from the main street of Paro...

Thank Sumant S
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

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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.

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