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3 Forts to explore in Bhutan


The landlocked mountaineous country, located in the Eastern Himalayas.

Drugyel Dzong
Drugyel DzongDrugyel Dzong, Chuyul, Bhutan

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.

Rinpung Dzongkhag
Rinpung DzongkhagRinpung, Paro, Paro, Bhutan

A large Buddhist monastery and fortress. It houses the district's Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro.

Trashigang Dzong
Trashigang DzongSamdrupjongkhar-Trashigang Hwy, Trashigang, Bhutan

Trashigang Dzong or ‘The Fortress of the Auspicious Hill’ was built in 1659 to defend against Tibetan invasions. This imposing fortress is strategically situated high atop a spur overlooking the Dangmechu River.

Map of Forts to explore in Bhutan