A great place to meet youung monks and check out their day to day lives.
Dechen Phodrang Literally means the ‘Palace of Bliss. It is situated high up among the clouds, north of the Thimphu city. Built in the 12th century, it is one of the original dzongs of Bhutan and currently serves as a Monastic School where over four hundred monks are enrolled.The main attractions of this site are rare Bhutanese artefacts which includes 12th century paintings, monitored by the UNESCO.
The natural surroundings & the architectural beauty makes this place worth visiting. You often spot a procession of monks, in their ubiquitous maroon robes, moving between the dzong and this building.