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Punakha Dzong

Punakha, Punakha 13001, Bhutan
+975178256785
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Travellers talk about
“wooden bridge” (45 reviews)
“the river” (117 reviews)
“jacaranda trees” (30 reviews)
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Punakha, Punakha 13001, Bhutan
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"wooden bridge"
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"the river"
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"jacaranda trees"
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"mo chu"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"government offices"
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"steep steps"
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"pho"
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"winter residence"
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"rivers meet"
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"full bloom"
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"current king"
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"visiting bhutan"
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"must visit place"
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"main temple"
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Reviewed yesterday

Perhaps the most important Dzong of Bhutan, this is the place where coronation, marriage, naming ceremony of all the clans of the kings take place..Punakha being previous capital of Royal Bhutan, the Dzong is magnificient, made at the confluence of two river mo chu &...More

Thank jatinsmehta
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent piece of architectural beauty. The inside courtyard overlooking the intricate woodwork & painting is mind blowing.The temple with large deities automatically makes your head bow. The monks roaming around is a tret for the eyes.However the entry charge is very high even for SARC...More

Thank sivaranjan
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were told by our travel arranger Mr Pasang Tshering that this is one of the most important Dzongs of the country. We never realised it is so beautiful. Its simply awesome. Importance of this Dzong (all dzongs in Bhutan are shared equally by Administration...More

Thank BhaskarFromIndia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a dress code for visiting Dzong as they are administrative areas as well as monasteries. Very interesting architecture, beautiful temple.

Thank r0bert870
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Most probably the most beautiful dzong we have seen in Bhutan. Located on an island between two rivers, it touches all senses of the visitors. Must to see!

Thank krzys1970
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the nicest Dzongs we went to. It is also the Dzong where the current King got married. Definitely worth a visit. Very well maintained.

Thank foodie2828
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dzong is located at the confluence of the Phochhu & Mochhu Rivers. This gives it a picture perfect setting. The Dzong serves as the administrative center of the district & the winter residence of the central monastic body. Due to this, the winter timings...More

Thank prpa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

punakha is one of the tourist favourite place of bhutan. tourist can enjoy river rafting at punakha. punakha dzong is located beside river. its one of the biggest dzong of bhutan. photography is strictly prohibited inside monestry. well maintianed.

Thank sanjaybhuj
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is one of the best maintained dzongs in Bhutan. On a bright sunny day it sparkles like a gem. With the rivers surrounding it, it is beautiful to look at and experience. As with everything in Bhutan, it is surrounded with trees...More

Thank stutibanerjee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Memorable Dzong built by founder of Drukpa kagyu Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , and surrounded both side my river

Thank BhutanMonyulTravel
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lks7
1 June 2017|
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Response from JayantSathe | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can reach by car or mini bus the steps are only at the Dzong but they are manageable it's a lovely place worth a visit carry your medicine water bottles and camera as it's a scenic place to visit Regards n all b... More
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