Trashi Chhoe Dzong, Thimphu, Bhutan

Tashichoedzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimpu in Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wang Chu. It has traditionally been the seat of the Dharma Raja and summer capital of the country. It was built by the first Dharma Raja, who also founded the Lho-drukpa sect of Buddhism, which has remained the distinctive sect of Bhutan. The correct transliteration of the vernacular name—Bhrashis-chhos-rdzong, meaning the fortress of auspicious doctrine—is, according to Dr. Graham Sandberg, Tashichhoidzong....

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