Drukgyel Dzong

Paro, Bhutan

The Drukgyal Dzong is located further up the Paro Valley from the Tiger's Nest Monastery and was built in 1649 by Tenzin Drukdra to celebrate victory over an invading army from Tibet.

Unfortunately a butter lamp caused the Dzong to burn down in 1951, and some attempts have been made to restore it. What is nice about Drukgyal is getting a little away from the center of Paro and a lovely walk up to Choedu Goemba.

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