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  • n. Plural form of dzong.


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  • Bhutan didn't exist as a unified state until the 17th century, when a warrior-monk named Ngawang Namgyal built a network of fortress-monasteries, called dzongs, which to this day are the religious and political centers of the country.

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  • Until 50 years ago, the dzongs controlled all public life: Commercial decisions were made there, disputes were settled, boys became monks.

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  • One afternoon, I asked him to write down the names and patron saints of the dzongs we had visited, while I took a much-needed unaccompanied walk.

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  • From then on, dzongs were out, and pop culture was in.

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  • Most of the art on display comes from these dzongs.

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  • Throughout our journey we visited dzongs, and monasteries, where monks still practice the ancient practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

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  • The spectacular paintings seen by the British experts decorate the walls of 17th-century temples in dzongs, or Tibetan-style fortresses, the most important of which includes the

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  • Repair and renovation work of national monuments, like dzongs and monasteries, have also been done with the labour contribution of the people.

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  • In the afternoon we visited the exquisite Buddhist temples or dzongs of Punakha and Trongsa, dating back to the 16th century.

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  • Bewitching Bhutan: Unadulterated forests, pristine rivers, unclimbed mountains, sensational roads, Buddhist dzongs and monasteries.

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