Rinpung Dzong, Bhutan - Rinpung Dzong- The Fortress of the Heap of Jewels

Scenic, Monuments, Fort

Rinpung Dzong, which means “the fortress of the heap of jewels” was constructed in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Nagoyaz, the first religious and earthly ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is throughout a traditional covered overpass called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural marvel of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the place of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring.

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