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Punakha Dzong Jesse Russell

Punakha Dzong

Jesse Russell

Published May 1st 2012
ISBN : 9785510657616
Paperback
92 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong (meaning the palace of great happiness or bliss) is the administrative centre of Punakha dzongkhag in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed byMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong (meaning the palace of great happiness or bliss) is the administrative centre of Punakha dzongkhag in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed by Zhabdrung (Shabdrung) Ngawang Namgyal in 1637-38, it is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures. The Dzong houses the sacred relics of the southern Drukpa Kagyu school including the Rangjung Kasarpani, and the sacred remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Terton Padma Lingpa. Punakha Dzong was the administrative centre and the seat of the Government of Bhutan until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu.