Drukgyal Dzong

Drukgyal Dzong

The Dzong of victorious Drukpas, was built in the 1960s to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan armies and to guard the Paro Valley against further aggressions. It is located 6 km away from Satsam Chorten. In 1951, it caught fire and was never repaired except for the shingled roof erected in 1985 to prevent further damage. It is now an empty shell, a place to meditate on the past. The black top road ends here and continues as a small path to the northern border area of Lingshi, home to yak herders. On clear days, the white peak of Mt. Jomolhari (7,314 m) stands out behind its ramparts.

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