Trongsa Dzong ཀྲོང་གསར་རྫོང།

FGX3+VXG, Trongsa, Bhutan
Government office Buddhist temple Monastery Tourist attraction
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Trongsa Dzong ཀྲོང་གསར་རྫོང། is a government office, buddhist temple, monastery and tourist attraction located in Trongsa, Bhutan. The average rating of this place is 4.80 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews. The street address of this place is FGX3+VXG, Trongsa, Bhutan. It is about 0.20 kilometers away from the Trongsa Town. Trongsa Dzong ཀྲོང་གསར་རྫོང། is closed on Saturday and Sunday, and other days it is open from 09:00am to 05:00pm.

Trongsa Dzong ཀྲོང་གསར་རྫོང།'s timetable
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday Day off
Sunday Day off
User Reviews

5 Loven RAMOS - 3 months ago

With it’s deeply rooted connection to the raven crown, this stunning Dzong or fortress is a purveyor to the coming crown princes of the kingdom, for once they become Trongsa penlop, then history is written and the royal bloodline continues. Stunningly built on a carved ridge that drops into a breathtaking gorge, this fortress is stunning as it is historical. This place is the real world equivalent of the Eyrie in the Game of Thrones universe and we’re here for all seasons as long as it’s not directed by George RR Martin himself.

5 Dorji Dukpa - 3 weeks ago

Trongsa Dzong literally means ‘the fortress on the tip of a Dungkhar (conch) of the never-changing country of Druk and the everlasting Dharma’. Trongsa Dzong was built in 1647 during the time of Trongsa Penlop Chogyal Minjur Tenpa. It’s strategically located overlooking the Mangde Chhu (river).u2028u2028It was the seat of power over central and eastern bhutan. This massive dzong is the largest fortress in Bhutan. You can see the sight of Trongsa Dzong long before you actually reach Trongsa. The intricacy of its buildings is clearly visible from town. Trongsa Dzong is undoubtedly one of the most impressive dzongs in Bhutan. It showcases the magnificence of Bhutanese craftsmanship and traditional Bhutanese architecture.Narrow stone stairs, alleys and corridors connect the buildings.

rongsa Dzong is an important administrative building that provides the headquarters of the Government of Trongsa district. Trongsa is a strategic central location to control Bhutan and for centuries it was the seat of the Wangchuck dynasty. Thus, Trongsa Dzong is closely connected to the royal family. It was in this dzong that the first two Bhutanese kings ruled the country. Tradition also dictates that the crown prince serves as Trongsa penlops (governors) before acceding to the throne.u2028u2028Trongsa Dzong was founded by Yingzin Ngagi Wangchuk, a descendant of Ngawang Chogyal and a revered follower of Kuenkhen Pema Karpo. In 1541, he meditated at the village of Yueli in Trongsa, a few kilometers from the present dzong. During the meditation, he saw a lighted butter lamp below the ridge at the present goenkhang, which houses the guardian deities, Palden Lhamo (Mahakali) and Yeshey Goenpo (Mahakala).u2028u2028Considering the place to be sacred, he built mediation quarters. There was once during his meditation in the new quarter, the deity Palden Lhamo appeared and prophesied that this place would play an important role in spreading the teachings of Buddha. After that incident, Yingzin Ngagi Wangchuk constructed a small temple and named it Mondrupley. Over the years, his disciples built many smaller meditation centers near Mondrupley temple, which soon began to resemble a small village. The people of Yueli named this new village Trong-sar (new village). Trongsa Dzong was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1987. Reconstruction was carried out in 1927 by the then penlop of Trongsa, Jigme Namgyal, father of Bhutan’s first king.u2028u2028There is a watchtower, 25 temples dedicated to Tantric deities, a museum and a printing shop that produce religious texts within Trongsa Dzong. Most of the decoration was designed during the rule of the first king, Ugyen Wangchuck. During winter, the Trongsa rabdey (district monk body) also migrate to Trongsa Dzong from Bumthang Dzong.u2028u2028The five-day Trongsa tshechu is held in the northern courtyard in December or January. It culminates in the unveiling of a thongdrol (a giant thangka - a painted or embroidered religious scroll).

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5 Jimba Dorji - a year ago

Trongsa Dzong is the longest Dzong in Bhutan located in Trongsa (formerly Tongsa) in the centre of the country. Built on a spur overlooking the gorge of the Mangdue Chhu, a temple was first established at the location in 1543 by the Drukpa lama, Nagi Wangchuk son of Ngawang Chhojey

5 Bhavinkumar T - 3 years ago

Awesome place which offers amazing views and sight of very old and huge trees around Dzong premises. The place is so calm and soothing to make it perfect for relaxation and meditation. One must go to extreme end of the Dzong which overlooks a dam(on Mangde river) in construction and surrounding mountains.

5 Chablop “PaSsu” - a year ago

Trongsa Dzong is by far the most majestic historical structure in the country.

The historical importance of the place and dzong need not be repeated here.

5 Hrishikesh Sinkar - 4 years ago

The most beautiful dzong in Bhutan. The river and Mountain next to it the look of an elephant. Definitely worth a visit. Place with a lot of interesting origin stories and history.

3 Thegchog Dorje - 8 months ago

It was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan and the vanguard of the warriours. There is tradition that Kings of Bhutan first appointed as the Trongsa Penlop before ascending the golden throne. The massive Trongsa Dzong is the largest fortress in Bhutan which stands on a spur overlooking the gorge of the Mangdi Chuu river. This strategically placed structure is the first sight long before reaching Trongsa. The Dzong is the massive structure with many levels, which slope down the contours of a hill on which it perches. Because of its highly strategic position as the only connecting route between east and west, the Trongsa Penlop was able to control the whole eastern region effectively. It is one of the most aesthetic and magnificent works of traditional Bhutanese architecture.Trongsa Dzong is an important administrative building, providing the headquarters of the Government of Trongsa District. Trongsa provides a strategic central location to control Bhutan and for centuries it was the seat of the Wangchuck dynasty of penlops (governors) who effectively ruled over much of eastern and central Bhutan, and from 1907 have been Kings of Bhutan.

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