Punakha Dzong

The Punakha Dzong, often referred to as the ‘Palace of Happiness’, is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. This spectacular emblem of Bhutanese religious architecture sits right at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers and is perhaps the obvious key to unlocking Punakha’s secrets. PUNAKHA DOMCHOE is an annual festival held at the Dzong, which is largely attended by people from all villages and far places of the district.

The Theranghung “self-created” image of Avalokitesvara enshrined in the utse of the dzong (brought by the Zhabdrung from Tibet) is displayed during the festival.

Distance – 2km from Khuruthang

Opening Time – 6am

Closing time -5pm