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Jakar Dzong :

Jakar Dzong can loosely be translated as “White Bird Fortress”. It was initially built as a monastery in 1549 and like any other administrative Dzong; it is used for civil and monastic administration.

An interesting feature of the Dzong which can still be seen to these days is the “Chhu Dzong” a sheltered passage leading to the water source within the parallel walls of the fortress in case of war during ancient times.

Jakar Dzong Bumthang Jakar Dzong Castle of the White Bird Jakar Dzong Bumthang Courtyard