It's located on the rocky spur with beautiful villages at the base. It was built in 1647 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invasion in 1644. Drugyel Dzong literally mean Fortress of Victorious Drukpas

It was enlarged in 1651 by Paro Peolop of that time Tenzin Drukda who was also the half brother of Zhabdrung. In 1951 it was caught by fire due to butter lamps and walls remained and had been left as a ruined fortress for many years.

In 2016 to celebrate the birth of Gyelsay as well as to commemorate the year when Zanbdrung came to Bhutan in 1616 and also to mark the birth year of Guru Padmasambhava, the government has announced that the fortress will be reconstructed in the same design and as of now the construction work is still going on. And the groundbreaking ceremony took place a day after the crown price was born. 

Open: No timming

Lunch Break: No Lunch Break

Dress Code: No formal Dress required

Entry Fee:No Fees.

Photography:Photography is allowed

Since it's still under construction you will not be able to see anything specific as such. But you can see how traditional construction work is being carried out without cement and iron road. It's only the stone and clay on walls and wooden frames with the minimum usage of nails.

In clear weather you will be able to see the peak of Mt. Jumolhari (7314 m) on the backdrop. As all the mountains are sacred Mt. Jomulharo too is sacred and it's believed the Goddess Jomo dwells on this mountain. 

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