Lhuntse, Bhutan

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Timings : 9:00 AM to 6 PM

Time Required : 45 minutes to 1 hour

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse Overview

The most significant tourist destination in Lhuentse, Lhuentse Dzong has a rich history combined with intricate architectural details. Located in the Kuri Chhu Valley, Lhuentse Dzong is an excellent example of Bhutanese architecture. It is the pride of Lhuentse residents who fondly speak of this little monastery to tourists and outsiders. This is where Lhuentse Tshechu takes place every year. You can take in part in vibrant celebrations if you visit the dzong around Tshechu.

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The Architecture of the Lhuentse Dzong

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Inside the Lhuntse Dzong (Source)
The Lhuntse Dzong is a complex of the five temples. The Watchtower of the fortress has three temples which are dedicated to Padmasambhava, the 8th-century Buddhist preacher and guru. The upper portion of the complex is the hall of monks dedicated to the monks who live and run the fortress.

History of the Lhuentse Dzong

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The Lhuntse Dzong was originally built Pema Lingpa's son Kuenga Wanpo in 1543. But it was only in 1654 that the Trongsa governor also known as penlop Minjur Tenpa built the complex into a dzong as we know it today. The building has gone many renovations in the past, the most important one when it was hit by Assam earthquakes in 2009. The dzong is also the ancestral home of the house of Wangchuck, the ruling family of Bhutan.

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