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Punakha Dzong

Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
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Beautiful Djong with amazing wooden bridge

Situated close to road and need to cross only a very beautiful wooden bridge over the river. This... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jhansi, India
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Must visit

A huge Temple/Fortress with interesting history and interesting murals. It’s a short stroll across... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Situated close to road and need to cross only a very beautiful wooden bridge over the river. This Djong is excellent and serene place with extremely beautiful from outside and with amazing natural scenic beauty all around. Amazing architecture inside, very interesting history to know...More

Thank nirajjain
Reviewed 2 days ago

A huge Temple/Fortress with interesting history and interesting murals. It’s a short stroll across the river and relaxing way to spend an hour or so.

Thank OTT12
Reviewed 4 days ago

An experience to walk around this fortress. How the govt and the religious body work together. Love the place.

Thank Mong2902
Reviewed 1 week ago

This dzong is one of the oldest and largest in Bhutan. Build by the unifyer of the country. One part used as offices of governement, the other as monastery .

Thank 611manfred45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing inside the Dzong to see. Good for pictures from outside. Male and female rivers meet there...

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a Buddhist temple located by the side of a river. Here, we could get a flavour of the Buddhist culture and ways of worship.

Thank Gairik M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited in late September. Very beautiful architecture. Great scenery on both sunny and cloudy days.

Thank nnzzz276
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built more than 450 years ago (in 1637 A.D.) at the confluence of Phonchu and Monchu rivers, this majestic administrative and religious citadel stands as a peak palace of grandeur and intricate culture and looked exotic to us. The history and spiritual traditions are both...More

Thank profpmlakhotia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks like the painting. But this is real view! Not much to say about this. Only can say "Really..really beautiful view! Clean river surrounding with green trees!

Thank Vegy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

After having seen quite a few Dzong in Paro and Thimphu, I was still awe struck by the Punakha Dzong. I placed this on my short list of most impressive monuments in the world, on par with those in Egypt, Turkey, and Europe. The setting...More

Thank Illerhaus
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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