Dzongs and Chortens | Thimphu to Wangdue, Bhutan

DACHULA PASS has an elevation of 10,170 feet. Located about 30 km away from Bhutan’s capital city of Thimphu, Dochula Pass is the most well known mountain pass in Bhutan.The 108 chortens were built by the Queen Mother to honor the Bhutanese soldiers who were killed when fighting Indian rebels in 2003. The 4th King led a volunteer army of about 7,000 men to force the rebels to exit the country. While many Bhutanese wanted to build these chortens to mark the victory of the Bhutanese army, the King rejected that idea and instead uses the chortens to commemorate the deceased.

 

6 responses to “Dzongs and Chortens | Thimphu to Wangdue, Bhutan

  1. Pingback: Punakha Dzong, Kingdom of Bhutan | TravelBloggers.on.WordPress·

    • We spent about 12 days in Bhutan, including the 5 days of trekking between Paro and Thimphu. More time, of course, would be required to experience the entire country (we did not have the chance to visit the eastern half of Bhutan. I highly recommend visiting this very friendly, very scenic and interesting part of the world.

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