Timings : Monday - Friday: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM,
Saturday, Sunday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hours
Entry Fee : Tourists: BTN 300,
Students: BTN 150,
Tariff payers, Children (below 5 years): No Entry Fee
Tashichho Dzong is a fortress located about 2 km away from the city of Thimphu in Bhutan. It had been constructed in 1641 and underwent several restorations since then. It currently serves both as a monastery and the central secretariat of the present government. Also known as the "fortress of the glorious religion", it is found right on the banks of the Wangchhu River.
Originally built in 1216, the original structure of the Tashichho Dzong was destroyed in a fire, with the current dzong structure being newly built. A lovely rose garden in front of the building welcomes the visitors to the fortress. The manicured garden surrounding the building is a beautiful sight too. The tall building is a prominent landmark of Thimphu with almost all sightseeing tours of the city beginning with a visit to this beautiful Dzong resplendent with a golden roof.
The Throne Room along with several officers of the monarchy are situated within the Tashichho Dzong. Multiple government wings function from the fortress as well. The Je Khenpo or the "central monastic body", however, have made it their summer residence and leave for Punakha Dzong in the winter.
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