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Drugyel Dzong

Drugyel Dzong, Chuyul, Bhutan

Buddhist Temples
Forts

About Drugyel Dzong

Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.



Attractions near Drugyel Dzong

Tigers Nest4.62km from Drugyel Dzong

One of the most prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site. The temple complex is located in the cliffside of a huge mountain, accessible only by hiking.

Kyichu Lhakhang9.67km from Drugyel Dzong

Kyichu Lhakhang is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lango Gewog of Paro District in Bhutan. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century.

Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang12.5km from Drugyel Dzong

Jangtsa Dumgtseg Lhakhang  is a Buddhist temple in western Bhutan. The temple is notable as it is in the form of a chorten, very rare in Bhutan. It is located on the edge of a hill between the Paro valley and the Dopchari valley, across the bridge from Paro. The Buddhist iconography depicted in the Chorten is considered a unique repository of the Drukpa Kagyu school

Chhoeten Lhakhang, Paro, Bhutan13.12km from Drugyel Dzong

The white tower of Chhoeten Lhakhang, situated southeast of Paro's town square, tells a story. A perfect example of beautiful Buddhist artwork, Chhoeten Lhakhang displays a statue of Jowo Sakyamuni in the middle of the chapel. The sculptures of Guru Rinpoche and Chenrezig in the chapel add glory to the Lhakhang.

The Royal Botanical Park13.22km from Drugyel Dzong

One of the beautiful places in Bhutan which was flourished with wide varieties of trees and plants which has a rich collection fo flowers and fruits. it is situated in a calm and quiet area and one can enjoy this calm environment very much.

National Museum of Bhutan13.84km from Drugyel Dzong

The National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum in the town of Paro in western Bhutan. Established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building, above Rinpung Dzong under the command of His Majesty, the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third hereditary Monarch of Bhutan.

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The district that contains the only internation airport in Bhutan- Paro international airport.