Drukgyel Dzong - top attraction of paro - places to visit in paro

Drukgyel Dzong which translates to the fortress of victory is a famous archaeological site in Bhutan, now in ruins, located in the upper part of paro . The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet.

Drukgyel Dzong was built in 1649 closeto Paro, in Bhutan, to repulse the Tibetan attacks. The name Drukgyel refers to “Druk,” the royal dynasty at the time and the name of the country in its local vernacular, and “gyel,” meaning “victory” or “victorious.”. When the attacks at long last finished, Drukgyel Dzong turned into a significant stop for dealers. . It also used to be the summer residence of Ringpung Rabdey. If weather permits, Bhutan’s holy peak, Mt. Jumolhari, can be seen in the backdrop.
In the early 1950s, Drukgyal Dzong was almost completely destroyed by fire. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.
In 2016 the Prime Minister Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay announced that the Dzong will be rebuilt and reinstated to its former glory. The announcement and ground breaking ceremony took place a day after the Prince was born.

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Best Time to visit Drukgyel Dzong


Drukgyel Dzong timings for your visit are entirely flexible. It isn’t controlled by fixed hours. It is open for all nonstop, 24×7. In spite of the fact that it is recommended to make the excursion during the daytime, particularly on the off chance that one is taking the strolling venture. Sunset and first light occasions are the best for an incredible perspective on the valley.

March-May (Spring) is the best time to visit Paro in Bhutan and June, one can appreciate a wonderful climate alongside blossoming rhododendron spread over the energetic scene of the valleys encompassing the pass.

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