Trongsa Dzong

30 March, 2011 (13:03) | Life | By: Olivier

Door to Trongsa Dzong

The mighty Trongsa Dzong – the political heart of the kingdom during many generations, and the longest dzong in Bhutan.

After reading “The hero with a thousand eyes“, it was easy to picture life inside this fortress back in the times before the Bhutanese fiscal reform, when taxes were still levied in nature. Back then, the Dzong was filled with mountains of salted butter, partially rotting meat, grains and cloth. It was at the peak of its power, bursting with activity.

A lonely monk inside Trongsa Dzong

Only lonely monks and a rooster remain today.

Trongsa Dzong's rooster

Nevertheless, the Dzong has lost nothing of its imposing presence.

Inside Trongsa Dzong

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The bridge to Trongsa Dzong

Trongsa Dzong from outside

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