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 Dzonginfo-icon
  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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