Visit one of the popular and biggest landmarks in Thimphu - the Tashichhodzong
The Tashichho Dzong, the biggest architecture in Thimphu, stands for the long-lasting history as well as the thriving Buddhist cultural heritage of the country. The dzong is located on the northern edge of the capital city, nex to the bank of the Wang Chu River. First built in 1216, the dzong initially was only the place of residence for monks until it was extended in 1745 to make room for Bhutan government officials. The place is both an administrative centre and an important religious site since then. The Tashichho Dzong has two entrances on the eastern side. The Southeast entrance leads to the administrative offices, which is closed to visitors, while the Northeast one leads to the monastic section. In Bhutanese, Taschichho means "the fortress of religious glory" and this majestic Bhutan-styled house show cases exactly what its name represents. Majestic architecture, very ornate exterior and interior, a magnifcent assembly hall adorned with many traditional delicate patterns, etc. The dzong is at its most spendid appearance from outside when the lights come on at dusk. The dzong is an impressively iconic landmarks of Bhutan that you should not miss while visiting Thimphu.