Photographer's Note

I have clicked this picture during my visit to Bhutan on October 2009. I have seen many pictures of Punakha Dzong taken during the day time but has not seen any during night. Bhutan is an amazing place to be and more specifically a placed called Phobjikha whom picture I am going to share later.

Dzong act as both Religious as well as Administrative centers. Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong or Punakha Dzong was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1637-38. Dzong houses the most sacred relics of the Southern Drukpa Kagyu school including the Rangjung Kasarpani, and the sacred remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Terton Padma Lingpa.
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In 1907, Punakha Dzong was the site of the coronation of Ugyen Wangchuck (or Deb Nagpo) as the first King of Bhutan. Three years later, a treaty was signed at Punankha whereby the British agreed not to interfere in Bhutanese internal affairs and Bhutan allowed Britain to direct its foreign affairs.

In 1987, the dzong was partially destroyed by fire.

Due to its location at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in the Punakha-Wangdue valley, the dzong is vulnerable to flash flooding caused by glacier lakes (GLOF). According to a recent report, flash flood damage to Punakha Dzong occurred in 1957, 1960 and 1994.[Courtesy Wikipedia]

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  • Copyright: Rup Chatterjee (rupchatterjee) (118)
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  • Date Taken: 2009-10-19
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