Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong a Buddhist Monastery and fortress is located on the western bank of the Wang Chu at the northern edge of the Capital, Thimphu. The dzong was first constructed in 1216 A.D by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa, later Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built the new one considering the original one less spacious, and was called as lower Dzong. The Dzong serves as the seat of the government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. The main structured building is of two-storied with three-storied towers at each of the four corners topped by triple-tiered golden roofs.

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