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  • n. Alternative form of jong.

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Examples

  • With its massive walls and secret inner courtyards, the dzong is an apt metaphor for what Bhutan until recently was: a world unto itself.

    Hidden Kingdom

  • Stan Sesser Every district in Bhutan has a dzong, which is the headquarters for the district's government, and also headquarters for the religious administration.

    The Road Through Bhutan

  • The Tibetans made their final stand at the fort at Gyantse, called a dzong, or jong, in

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  • Sonam, the 23-year-old guide as-signed to me on my latest trip, began as expected: shuttling me from one dzong to another, all the while keeping up a stream of chatter about a bewildering multitude of Buddhist saints and Bon deities.

    Hidden Kingdom

  • The Punakha dzong, left, is one of Bhutan's most beautiful buildings.

    The Road Through Bhutan

  • Each dzong contains a temple and quarters for monks.

    The Road Through Bhutan

  • Stan Sesser The Punakha dzong, or district government headquarters, is one of Bhutan's most beautiful buildings.

    The Road Through Bhutan

  • At all these headquarters you have to change your transport because no Governor will provide transport further than the boundaries of his own district; so that it is always quite a business getting away from a dzong, and we always had to allow a day's halt there to enable us to collect fresh transport and to call on the "jongpen" and enchange presents, and usually to have a meal with him.

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  • "He is truly a peoples' king," Karma Ura told me, pointing out that he lives in a four-room cottage beside Thimpu's dzong, the monastic fortress that is the seat of government and the office of the king.

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  • A 17th-century paintings of the Lama Lhakhang in Trongsa dzong.

    The Guardian World News

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