Rank: Top 1000
Wonder Type: Cultural
The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong (meaning very awesome dzong ""the palace of great happiness or bliss""), is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, in 1637-38, it is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures.
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