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 remains. The to celebrate the victory and invasion over Tibet Drukgyel Dzong was built. Fire almost destroyed this once one of the most significant monasteries of Bhutan in the 1950s. This site is in a list of Bhutan’s tentative UNESCO site. Located in the northeast region of beautiful Paro district, Drukgyel Dzong has a history and culture to Explore.
In 2016 AD the Prime Minister Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay stated rebuilding this Great Dzong again. Similarly, with this official statement, The great monument will return to its former glory.
*expected date of completion of reconstruction- 2o22 AD