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a smaller though older Fort

This is similar to the fort at Thimpu or Paro though smaller and older.There are no time... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
neeleshkulkarni
,
New Delhi, India
OLD DZONG-MAY VISIT

Like any other Dzongs, one may visit, if time permits. Dzongs in Bhutan represent a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Pradeep K
,
Noida, India
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Wangdue, Bhutan
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is similar to the fort at Thimpu or Paro though smaller and older.There are no time restrictions here unlike at the one in thimphu where you can enter only after offices are closed. Here too there are the similar paintings on the wall, the...More

Thank neeleshkulkarni
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Like any other Dzongs, one may visit, if time permits. Dzongs in Bhutan represent a beautiful balance between administration and religion.

Thank Pradeep K
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place by river side with lots of flowers trees all around, peaceful place, nice small wooden bridge to reach the place.

Thank HemaSanghani
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

The dzong was completely destroyed by a fire in 2012. Obviously reconstruction is under way, but in April 2017 only a small part of it looked completed. We did not ask whether it is open to tourists.

Thank Walter1945
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is one of the main attractions to visit in Bhutan. A very nice location and quiet place. Worth a visit.

Thank Globe T
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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...More

Thank Sachinnarayanan
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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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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
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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...More

Thank gitanjali m
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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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