Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Stock Photography By Heather Farish

Punakha Dzong is one of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan. Dzongs are a fortress-like structure with towering walls that slope inwards. They serve both as a monastery and an administrative centre.

Punakha Dzong in Bhutan
Punakha Dzong in Bhutan
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Monk in Punakha Dzong doorway
Monk in Punakha Dzong doorway
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Prayer wheel in Bhutan
Prayer wheel in Bhutan
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Young monk and puppy in Bhutan
Young monk and puppy in Bhutan
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Punakha Dzong temple
Punakha Dzong temple
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Buddhist Wheel of Life painting
Buddhist Wheel of Life painting
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Phagchepo, the blue king of the south
Phagchepo, the blue king of the
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Punakha Dzong window
Punakha Dzong window
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Ornate Punakha Dzong door
Ornate Punakha Dzong door
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Bhutanese wooden window shutter
Bhutanese wooden window shutter
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Guide explaining Punakha Dzong in Bhutan
Guide explaining Punakha Dzong
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Yulkhorsung, the guardian deity of the East
Yulkhorsung, the guardian deity
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Punakha Dzong detail
Punakha Dzong detail
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Bhutanese window decoration
Bhutanese window decoration
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Monk explaining a symbolic painting
Monk explaining a symbolic
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Roof detail of Punakha Dzong
Roof detail of Punakha Dzong
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Monk walking past dzong door
Monk walking past dzong door
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Punakha Dzong courtyard
Punakha Dzong courtyard
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Punakha Dzong in Bhutan
Punakha Dzong in Bhutan
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Punakha Dzong in Bhutan
Punakha Dzong in Bhutan
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Architecture of Punakha Dzong in Bhutan
Architecture of Punakha Dzong
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1. Punakha Dzong in Bhutan. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

2. Monk in Punakha Dzong doorway. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

3. Prayer wheel in Bhutan. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

4. Young monk and puppy in Bhutan. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

5. Punakha Dzong temple. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

6. Buddhist Wheel of Life painting. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim. Many painted frescoes such as this one of the Wheel of Life adorn the dzong walls.

7. Phagchepo, the blue king of the south. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim. Many painted frescoes such as this one of the Phagchepo, blue king of the south, adorn the dzong walls.

8. Punakha Dzong window. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

9. Ornate Punakha Dzong door. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

10. Bhutanese wooden window shutter. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

11. Guide explaining Punakha Dzong in Bhutan. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

12. Yulkhorsung, the guardian deity of the East. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim. Many painted frescoes such as this one of the Yulkhorsung, the guardian deity of the East, adorn the dzong walls.

13. Punakha Dzong detail. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

14. Bhutanese window decoration. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

15. Monk explaining a symbolic painting. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

16. Roof detail of Punakha Dzong. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

17. Monk walking past dzong door. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

18. Punakha Dzong courtyard. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

19. Punakha Dzong in Bhutan. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

20. Punakha Dzong in Bhutan. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

21. Architecture of Punakha Dzong in Bhutan. Dzongs are high-walled fortresses with central courtyards that serve as both monasteries and an administrative centre in Bhutan. Punakha dzong is between the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers where they meet. One of the most spectacular dzongs in Bhutan, it was built 1637 by the Zhabdrung. The dzong has white walls have brown and terracotta trim.

 

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