Budha Dordenma Statue
Thimpu, March 2018
The Punakha Dzong , also known as the ' Palace of Great Happiness' is one of the most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan. A dzong is a fortified building that incorporates both administrative and monastic institutions. The dzongs in Bhutan serve as a focal point for the local community such as during Tsechus (religious festivals) and showcases the country’s artistic and intellectual heritage. Dzongs are usually built on hill tops or high ground for defensive reasons and tend to dominate the main towns of Bhutan.
This is the second oldest and largest Dzong and was built in the early 16th century. Visited and photographed in March 2018
Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge
The bridge is located on the Paro-Thimpu highway and is the only way to get to the Tamchog Monastry. This iron chain suspension bridge was built in the late 14th/early 15 centuries. Paro, March 2018
River in the Kingdom of Happiness
The Pho Chhu river in the beautiful Punakha-Wangdue valley in Bhutan which is aptly described as the Kingdom of Happiness. March 2018.
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