Tashicho Dzong (Fortress Of Glorious Religion)

Tashicho Dzong

“Fortress of the glorious religion” was initially constructed in 1641 and restored by the Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Tashichhodzong houses government ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. The Third King used to carry logs with other workers during the construction of the dzong. It was his dream that the dzong should be what the name suggests. Tashichho Dzong is synonymous with what represents Thimphu, and of course Bhutan.

The dzong hosts its annual Drubchen and tshechu every year in September, but the dates change according to the lunar calendar. This year the drubchen will be held from 18-22 September, and the tshechu from 23-25 September. September and October are the best months to visit Bhutan, if you want to enjoy some of the great festivals around the country. No woman is allowed to stay overnight in any dzong. But Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India was the first and the only woman to have stayed in Tashichho Dzong.

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