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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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Paro 11001, Bhutan
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"beautiful ruins"
in 4 reviews
"ruined fort"
in 3 reviews
"ruined buildings"
in 2 reviews
"former glory"
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"picnic spot"
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"ruined state"
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"historical place"
in 5 reviews
"wind was blowing"
in 2 reviews
"historical significance"
in 3 reviews
"paro town"
in 8 reviews
"under reconstruction"
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"worth a visit"
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"must visit place"
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"victory"
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"dzong"
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"remnants"
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"war"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This dzong has historical connection of war being fought with Tibetan and Mongolian armies during 16th Cenutury by Zhabdrung Rimpoche to safeguard Bhutan from external force. With help of this fortress, many Tibetan armies were killed and defeated badly in the war. It was damaged...More

Thank Mindu W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a fortress of defense, very near the Bhutan China border, offers majestic views of the valley. Was being renovated when I visited as it was in ruins for quite sometime.

Thank Farhat A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place out of chance. One of the locals informed us about this and me and my friend decided to check it out. It's quite far away from the city and even Tiger's nest. I went in here in 2014 and roads were...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is seeped in history for it was built right after Bhutanese famous victory over formidable Tibetans . Few old edifices in original remain though after the fire that enveloped it in 1950's . A walk that is steep takes you up only to...More

Thank pilgrim_gsa
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Beautiful fresh cool breeze with the background of Dzong...Watch this historical place with natural background.

Thank Antony S
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

We visited this site with a guide and friends. It is the oldest Fort in Bhutan built in 1649 and destroyed by fire on 1951. However it is in the process of being rebuilt in honour or the new Prince. It was a short walk...More

Thank Deryn H
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

This is a very old fort of Paro Bhutan, which was built in 1649 AD. However, it was destroyed by a fire in 1950. The current King had ordered for its restoration and when I visited this place in Jan, 2017, lot of activity was...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Drukgyel Dzong is located a easy 20 minutes walk from The Paro National museum. There is a track on the side of the hill which takes you through beautiful nature trail and into some forest of tall and old pine trees. These trees surround the...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

I enjoyed looking at the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong but it helped that I was with some Bhutanese friends who were able to tell me about the history and significance. It is being rebuilt right now in honour of the birth of the prince.

Thank expatbw
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

a place related to one of the biggest victories in the history of Bhutan, destroyed by fire, but in process of renovation. if i was a tour guide, i would never miss the chance to present this ruin to tourists interested in history and culture

Thank Dimitar G
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