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Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong in Western Bhutan

Punakha Dzong hosts Thimphu's monk community during the winter months. It was strategically built at the con-fluence of the Pho Chlu (Male River)and the Mo Chhu (Female River) by the first Shabdrung of Bhutan and Ngawang Namgyal, in 1637. The dzong has been destroyed by four fires and an earthquake in 1807, and has been frequently devastated by floodwater coming from the great northern glaciers. The dzong has now been fully restored to its original spendour. In 1993, the largest thongdrel, a religious embroidery composed entirely of applique on silk brocade, that has ever been created was dedicated to the dzong and the people of Punakha by His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and the Je Khenpo at a three-day consecration ceremony.


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