Punakha Dzong

29 March, 2011 (03:36) | Life | By: Olivier

Punakha Dzong

There is a Dzong in every region of Bhutan. Impressive white fortresses circled with a red khemar band just below the roof, they are the heart of the political and administrative systems, serving simultaneously as seat of local government and as temple. Dzongs are architectural marvels, built without any plans and using no nails, under the sole direction of a high lama.

Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong, also known as the “Palace of Happiness”, is perhaps the most splendid of them all and certainly the most lavishly decorated.

Punakha Dzong

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