Oct 28, 2011

Punakha Dzong @ Bhutan

Overall view of Punakha Dzong
Remember the extragavant wedding between Tony Leung and Carina Lau? And also the grand wedding between the current Bhutan king and his wife? The wedding was held in Punakha Dzong. In Bhutan, dzongs are also known as fortress because they are used to defend the city during war.

Punakha Dzong is one of the oldest dzong in Bhutan and located at the confluence of Pho and Mo Chu river which are also known as the male and female river. Punakha used to be the capital of Bhutan before Thimpu. No photographs are allowed in the dzong and we need to be appropriately dress, with no sleveless shirt and  shorts allowed. Somehow I love the interior architecture of the dzong. Very rustic and different from the moden interior building.

The wedding and the famous stairs 

view of the Punakha Dzong from Pho and Mo Chu river
The best view is from one of the park before reaching the dzong

amazing architecture

Inside the dzong courtyard

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