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Punakha Dzong
24-APR-2010 M. Raeder - Photography

Punakha Dzong


Punakha Dzong (Fortress) was built in 1637 at the confluence of 2 rivers:
the Pho and Mo rivers, a strategically important location. For many years,
Punakha located in the lower elevation of 4430 ft was the winter capital of Bhutan
with Thimpu being the summer capital. Every year, the government moved twice a year.
Since 1950, Thimpu was established as the permanent capital of Bhutan.
Now, Punakha Dzong houses the district government as well as a monastery and temples.


Nikon D700
1/500s f/7.1 at 35.0mm iso200 full exif

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Walter O. Koenig07-Jun-2010 16:49
Great perspective. What an impressive building.
American Imagery29-May-2010 20:09
Fantastic image, Meggi. Well Done! (Vote)
dane29-May-2010 11:42
Thanks for the history as well as the excellent image. V
David Barrett29-May-2010 10:25
What a wonderful and tranquil place!Beautiful shot,Meggi!
Cindi Smith29-May-2010 03:44
What a gorgeous place! Wow! Love hearing about it. Very nice shot....really someplace I think I would want to go.
lou_rozensteins29-May-2010 00:01
Lovely composition, and an interesting place. Well done.
Sandi Whitteker28-May-2010 22:01
Beautiful setting and a pretty composition.
Patricia Kay28-May-2010 16:43
A beautiful building and amazing scenery Meggi...Thank you for the interesting info...BV
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