Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Thimphu

4.6
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Thimphu
Located on the city's northern edge near the Wangchhu River, Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) has served as the seat of Bhutan's civil government and the summer capital since the inception of its monarchy. First constructed in 1216, the dzong has experienced constant changes, renovations, and enlargements throughout its history, combining religious and governmental facilities into one. Towers punctuate the fortress-like structure, while the manicured gardens and lawns complement the impressive building. Wear proper clothing during your visit or you may be asked to leave. Find out how to plan Thimphu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • It's open from only 4.30pm to 5.30 pm for visitors as their king has an office there. We only went there for viewing flag changing ceremony which starts at 4.45 pm. Since we were sure to visit...  more »
  • The Dzong should be visited in evening and then stay back till its all lit up by those colourful lights. It looks simple amazing when it gets dark and the Dzong is all lit up. Do not hurry to rush...  more »
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  • One of the prettiest places I saw in Bhutan. This is the office of the king and other administrative officers sits here for official work in Thimphu. It has a beautiful temple and monastery inside the campus. It's surrounded by beautiful gardens and a river. It's very well guarded because of the presence of high priest and high officials here.
  • Awesome and Majestic place. The beautiful architecture and grounds are very neatly maintained. Entry fee of Nu 300 is very reasonable considering they provide a guide too.
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