By the tall cypress trees of the district court is this timeless 17th-century temple dedicated to an ancient warrior king. The anteroom has a collection of helmets, knives and shields. Inside are five versions of th…
The Wangdue Phodrang dzong was founded by the Zhabdrung in 1638 atop a high ridge between the Punak Tsang Chhu and the Dang Chhu, clearly chosen for its commanding view of the valleys below. Wangdi is important in t…
When the dzong reopens you might find archery competitions at this practise ground.
This local market is worth a stop if it's open.
This army base is currently the location for the Wangdue Phodrang tsechu in October, at least until the dzong is rebuilt.
This colourful entrance to the Wangdue Phodrang dzong will remain closed to tourists until 2021.
A row of eight chortens mark the approach to Wangdue Phodrang town.