Drukgyel Dzong

Shilpa Shashidhar
Drukgyel Dzong : This is the oldest Dzong is Paro.
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Drukgyel Dzong: Drugyel Dzong is the best example of a fortified Dzong built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutanese victory over the combined forces of Tibetan and Mongolian army, which attempted several invasions to the country. Though the fortress was destroyed by fire in 1951, the ruins remain an impressive and imposing sight, reflecting unique and intriguing design and construction techniques.National Museum: (open till 4 pm) housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provides a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Overnight in Paro (B).You can stay at-