Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

Bhutan's 2nd oldest dzong and former seat of the Government

Location: 

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Duration: 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Punakha Dzong: Bhutaninfo-icon's second oldest and second largest dzong
  2. History: built in 1637 and official seat of the Bhutan Government until 1955
  3. Pungtang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang: "the palace of great happiness or bliss"
  4. Location: strategically positioned at the confluence of the Po & Mo Rivers
  5. UNESCO: only listed as a tentative site for Bhutan, hopefully, protected soon

Image sources

  1. Huge tree inside the Punakha Dzong
  2. Beautiful architecture inside the Dzong
  3. Mo River in front of the Dzong
  4. Worshipping the Buddhist gods
  5. Me in front of a golden door

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