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Punakha Dzong

Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
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Beautiful place

The place is surrounded by River and in May when we visit there were flowers all around over the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India

surrounded by flowering trees and bushes when i visited in May, grand and gorgeous and still a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is surrounded by River and in May when we visit there were flowers all around over the trees making it very beautiful scenic.

Thank akj2306
Reviewed 2 days ago

surrounded by flowering trees and bushes when i visited in May, grand and gorgeous and still a important functioning spiritual and administrative center

Thank manjula
Reviewed 2 days ago

After a shower, the Punakha Dzong look fresh especially with the purple flower from the trees, speculate view !

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Punakha Dzong , the seat of the govt. & religious head. Because of heavy snowfall in Thimphu in winter, the Capital is shifted to Punakha which is at a lower altitude & thus warmer.This fortress is built on a very beautiful location. On both sides,...More

Thank nitintchoksi
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's one of the Majestic fortresses between the two rivers. Must go and see. It's one of the unique examples of Bhutanese architecture.

Thank RavenBhutanTours
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the first Dzong we visited. Suggest to skip Thimpu Dzong as entry fees is 300. This Dzong is good enough..

Thank nandini23
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful structure. The bridge leading to the dzong over the confluence of the Mochuu and Phochhu is wooden. Gives a feel of by gone era .The lavender flowers in bloom is exquisite and frames the dzoņg. Must see .

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Punakha Dzong is an impressive palace or fortress, located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan till 1955 and was administered from this magnificient building.

Thank Arunkk09
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Impressive historical place with loads of religious significance for Bhutanese. This is the place where kings of Bhutan get coronated, where the main relics lie, where the body of founder of united Bhutan is still preserved, the most revered monastery etc...plus an awesome picturesque location...More

Thank SidBhan
Reviewed 5 days ago

"Seen one, seen them all" certainly applies to dzongs - they're remarkably similar and one can suffer from excesses even of Buddhas on a visit to a country like Bhutan. However, Punakha is so beautiful, it's also the biggest and best in every sense. Worth...More

Thank Oliver D
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