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Address: Paro 11001, Bhutan
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Though visitors cannot enter the ruins of this formerly majestic fortress,...

Though visitors cannot enter the ruins of this formerly majestic fortress, it's worth a visit for the gorgeous backdrop of Chomolhari mountain.

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Drugyal Dzong is a fortress situated for about 14km from Paro. Our driver cum guide accompanied us to the fortress narrating the historical significance of the place. The place is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nilima007
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drugyal Dzong is a fortress situated for about 14km from Paro. Our driver cum guide accompanied us to the fortress narrating the historical significance of the place. The place is in ruins and according to him it was because of the consequence of the war between Tibet and Bhutan which eventually Bhutan won. I have not done much of a... More 

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Sydney
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been three times now and love this site - it has witnessed such history and you can FEEL it. This time i went early morning and I was alone there, and had a very quiet and special 30 minutes wandering about - so lovely and unforgettable.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you have visited the Thimphu Dzong, this one is still worth a visit. Very picturesque daytime and night time especially from the river. If you have interest in Budhism, there is a good bit of history to learn. Compulsory tour guide is a great help in educating you about the history of the building and the city. All... More 

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Pune, India
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place burned down a while back and is in the process of being rebuilt. There is absolutely nothing to see here. This place can definitely be given a miss

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New Delhi, India
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A new Dzong is being built and that quite spoils the antiquity of the original. I wish the walls and the limited structure of the original was preserved in a landscaped park. Would have been of much greater historical value. In hindsight, I'm not surprised there was hardly anybody around. Maybe I should have had the foresight of the others!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) is at some 14km distance from Paro town and easily reached in about half hour of an enjoyable drive. Said to have been built several centuries ago, the fortress has surely seen better days and has been in a crumbled and ruined state. A few remnants of the fortress walls and turrets can still be found reminding... More 

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Scherpenheuvel, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This dzong is under reconstruction but it's already beautifull to see. Very nice environments with paddyfields.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This Dzong is approximately 14 kms from Paro and is worth going for history and architecture lovers like us. We went in the evening and spent good one and half hours there and by the time we were leaving it was dark and little scary as the place is away from the town, so would recommend carrying torches along. The... More 

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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Many of the forts in Bhutan are built in 17th Century by Bhutan Founder Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. This fort now in ruins was built to celebrate Bhutanese victory over the Tibetan Invasion. The Government took the initiative to rebuild it to its old glory and work is under progress, we saw the excavation works inside the fort. It's not worth... More 

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Drukgyel dzong is located 14km from Paro town. You must be wondering why people still visit this ruin? well, there are undoubtedly greater significance. It is famous not only among the tourist but also the locals from different parts of Bhutan. If you happen to visit this place, make sure you take a guide so that he will explain you... More 

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