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Address: Wangdue, Bhutan

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Wangdi's Palace

Built in 1638, this dzong gave the name to the town.Named by Ngawang Namgyal, the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, this overlooks the Wandue town and was destroyed by fine sometime in 2012. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Built in 1638, this dzong gave the name to the town.Named by Ngawang Namgyal, the Zhabdrung Rinpoche, this overlooks the Wandue town and was destroyed by fine sometime in 2012. It is under restoration now. As per the legend, the dzong is named after a boy who was playing at the identified place.

Thank Sachinnarayanan
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Said to be a very beautiful and old Monastery which got burnt down in 2012.Its being rebuilt,and tourists are not allowed inside right now.Might take a couple of years to make completely!30 % of what has been completed looks beautiful from far.

Thank Shalu2127
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is considered one of the oldest Dzong built by Zhabdrung Rinpoche but unfortunately it caught fire in 2012. Currently, the reconstruction is going on and visitors are not allowed to visit the place.

Thank Nyinzer
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Most of the reviewers have condused Punakha Dzong with Wangdue Dzong. Punakha Dzong is the one between two rivers Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu , while Wangdue Dzong which is half hr drive from Punakha is on TOP of a cliff and over looks the confluence of combined rivers flowing from Punakha with another river. A major fire in 2012... More 

Thank gitanjali m
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This dzong is located on top of the ridge. Sadly this dzong caught fire in 2012 and was badly destroyed. It is currently being rebuilt and not open to public. I only managed to take a photo below, while traveling from Thimphu to Trongsa.

Thank LG_Kay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We were very lucky to see this beautiful creation by the elements. Situated just below the Dzong along the river, recently discovered by a tourist just 3-5 years ago.

Thank AGK5656
Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

If you ever visit Bhutan, always make your trip to Wangdue and pay your steps to this historic building. Its location itself bring wooow... in visitors eyes. The temples and structures are all ancient and preserved. Best place to visit than any other dzongs in the country. The reconstructions works and efforts are put together to make it more beautiful... More 

Thank Bhutan LhoMon J... T
Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

This is really worth the visit. We were impressed with what we saw here. I would really recommend going.

Thank Boywonder51
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

The detailing of tradition art inside and all over the Dzong is captivating. I spent about 4 hours at this place and was immersed in photography.

Thank prasadk27
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Another fantastic example of a Dzong in central Bhutan. It has such wonderful architecture and inner temples. It is definitely worth a visit!

Thank Chris H

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