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Punakha Dzong fortress by the river bank

Punakha Dzong, old capital of Bhutan, is a must-see on your Himalayas tours and travels. Constructed in 1637–38, it is Bhutan’s second largest dzong

Punakha Dzong is located in Punakha, an old capital of Bhutan. Dzongs serve as the religious, military, administrative, and social centers of their district. Dzongs are typically half administrative and half religious, including accommodations for the monks. Punakha Dzong also houses the sacred relics of Tibetan Buddhsim

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