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Exactly 2 km away from the Thimphu city, the banks of the Wangchhu river you will come across the Tashichho Dzong (also known as the "fortress of the glorious religion"), that had been built in the year 1641 that is currently both a monastery and also the Central Secretariat of the contemporary government.

Tashichho Dzong, Thimphu

Going to the history of this, it was built in the year 1216 but was destroyed in fire due to which it was built newly all over again. You will also come across a rose garden that is pleasant that the visitors will love followed by some sightseeing spots namely, The Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Choki Traditional Art School and National Library. The most suitable time for your visit to Tashichho Dzong is from the months of March to May or during the autumn season from the month of September to November. This had been constructed in the traditional Bhutanese style architecture that includes whitewashed walls, statues, paintings and three-storeyed towers at all corners of the dzong with wooden work and a wonderfully manicured garden for attracting the visitors. For more information on Thimphu tour packages contact Swan Tours or call 011 23415601.