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Punakha Dzong Bhutan

Punakha Dzong Bhutan

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Uploaded 21 Aug 2014 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2014
From collection: Bhutan
Taken by: Yannick Beaudoin, GRID-Arendal
The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong is the administrative centre of Punakha dzongkhag in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed by Zhabdrung (Shabdrung) Ngawang Namgyal in 1637–38, it is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures. The Dzong houses the sacred relics of the southern Drukpa Kagyu school including the Rangjung Kasarpani, and the sacred remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Terton Padma Lingpa. Punakha Dzong w ...
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