Tashichho Dzong, a prominent attraction in Bhutan that houses both a castle and a monastery in its complex, is one of the top attractions to see in Bhutan.
Tashichho Dzong is also known as the Fortress of the Glorious religion where both religious and government facilities are located. Indulge in the splendid view of its vast complex, beautiful architectures, and well-preserved facades — this is the place to be for tourists who want to observe the daily lives of Bhutanese people and for visitors who love to capture breathtaking architecture. Guided tours around this iconic landmark aim to help tourists understand the colourful history behind this commanding attraction.
This Dzong is located at Chhagchhem Lang, Thimthu, Bhutan.
Opening Days and Hours
The Tashichho Dzong is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the Dzong is BTN 300 (USD 4.30) for adults, BTN 150 for school-age kids above the age of 5, and free for kids aged 5 years old and below. But guests who pay the minimum package rate of USD 200/250 is exempted.
How to Get There
- Fly to Bhutan via Druk Air, or Bhutan Airlines.
- From the airport, take a taxi to Thimphu.
- At Thimphu, book a tour. Tours often provide transportation.
- If traveling DIY, you can take the taxi.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 2 hours
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the Dzong is between 9:00 and 12:00.
Dining options near the Dzong include ZaSa, The Zone, Zombala, Ambient Cafe, Seasons Restaurant, and O Cafe.
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- Rinpung Dzong
- Drukgyal Dzong
At Thimphu, you can find various accommodations ranging from budget to luxurious. Options include Kisa, Hotel Migmar, Hotel Phuntsho Pelri, Hotel Admohara, Bhutan Suites, Namgay Heritage Hotel, Hotel Galingkha, and Hotel Riverview. Rates range from USD 70 to USD 250.