Once a massive fortress built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 in reminisce of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, now only the ruins of the great fortress remain. To celebrate the victory and invasion of Tibet Drukgyel Dzong was built.
Fire almost destroyed this once one of the most significant monasteries of Bhutan in the 1950s. This site is on a list of Bhutan’s tentative UNESCO sites. Located in the northeast region of the beautiful Paro district, Drukgyel Dzong has a history and culture to Explore.
In 2016 AD Prime Minister Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay started rebuilding this Great Dzong again. Similarly, with this official statement, The great monument will return to its former glory.