Selected shots of Trashigang Dzong: the giant fortress like structure, the administrative office of Trashigang District.It was built in 1659 at the behest of Minjur Tenpa, Bhutan\ s third Desi. In earlier centuries there had been a castle on this hilltop promontory built by local chieftain.
Dzong, sometimes written, Jong is a distinctive type of fortress architecture found in the present and former Buddhist kingdoms of the Himalayas: Bhutan and Tibet. The architecture is massive in style with towering exterior stone walls surrounding a complex of courtyards, temples, administrative offices, and monks accommodation. Trashigang Dzong is one of the massive Dzongs in East Bhutan.