Wangdue Phodrang attractions

Buddhist Temple in Wangdue Phodrang

Radak Neykhang

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…
Buddhist Monastery in Wangdue Phodrang

Wangdue Phodrang Dzong

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…
Sports Ground in Wangdue Phodrang

Archery Ground

When the dzong reopens you might find archery competitions at this practise ground.
Market in Wangdue Phodrang

Vegetable Market

This local market is worth a stop if it's open.
Landmark in Wangdue Phodrang

Army Training Centre

This army base is currently the location for the Wangdue Phodrang tsechu in October, at least until the dzong is rebuilt.
Gate in Wangdue Phodrang

Dzong Gate

This colourful entrance to the Wangdue Phodrang dzong will remain closed to tourists until 2021.
Buddhist Monument in Wangdue Phodrang

Eight Chortens

A row of eight chortens mark the approach to Wangdue Phodrang town.