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Punakha Dzong

Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
+975178256785
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Must visit for Bhutan trip

Entry to the place costs 300INR per person and they provide a guide who gives an informative tour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rami19
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Nainital, India
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Verry big

It is a very big dzong. You will need a guide to now about it's history and it's information... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sanket1106
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Entry to the place costs 300INR per person and they provide a guide who gives an informative tour of the place. The place is peaceful and has a rich history.

Thank rami19
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a very big dzong. You will need a guide to now about it's history and it's information. Suspension bridge is also nearby

Thank Sanket1106
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have gone to Bhutan, then you must visit, this oldest Dzong of theirs. It is located by the side of Punakha river and offers beautiful view of one of its tributaries from the approach bridge to the fort. It was in this Dzong...More

Thank Pradeep K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Punakha Dzong is arguably the second most recognisable attraction of Bhutan, and the number of tourists proves it! As the Dzong has specific opening hours, the tourists flock there and many do not respect this working monastery, administrative centre and home... but that's tourists for...More

Thank Christine_Aust
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If there is one dzong (fort/palace) that you must visit while in Bhutan then it has to be Punakha dzong. This dzong is located by the Punakha river and has historical importance. On the way to dzong there are 2 view points that you should...More

Thank sarikaathavale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must do in Punakha, shared taxis charge 100 Nu from Kuru, 300 Nu is the entrance fee, government guides will take you around

Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most impressive of the Dzongs in Bhutan and with the help of my guide the experience was made even more special because I got a better understanding of the context and importance of this site The temple within the site is impressive...More

Thank EkeneE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is huge and offers a good view of traditional architecture. Great place to take many photographs.

Thank ravichandra108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic Dzong. Three large courtyards with some beautifully scaled architectural open spaces.

Thank arzansamwadia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When our driver alighted us at a viewpoint of the Dzong, it was the start of the many breathtaking views. It is situated at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu. There are many beautiful bushes and trees with yellow flowers planted all...More

Thank Kim025Singapore
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lks7
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
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