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Rinpung Dzong Paro

Rinpung Dzong Paro, Bhutan

Built-in 1646 by Zabdrung Ngawang Namgyal on a hill above Paro valley is the famous Rinpung Dzongkha. Initially referred to as Rinchen Pung Dzong, Paro Rinpung Dzong was built on the structure laid by the Master Rinpoche under the rule of Zabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

In the native language, the name Rinchen Pung Dzong implies 'the Fortress on a Heap of Jewels'. Overlooking Paro town, Rinpung Dzong with its elegant as well as harmonious structure has actually ended up being the must-visit tourist place in Bhutan.

History of Paro Rinpung Dzong

Perched on the steep hillside of Paro, Rinpung Dzong during 17th and also 18th century served as a bastion for Bhutan versus invasion from the north. With its elaborate wood job, large light beams slotted into each various other and held together without nails Rinpung Dzong is regarded as among the example of Bhutanese architecture.

Built with clay as opposed to stoned Paro Rinpung Dzong survived a huge earthquake in 1897 although it was ruined by fire in 1906. Right after the fire, Rinpung Dzong was rebuilt by the Penlop Dawa Penjor.