Gasa Dzong

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Gasa Dzong
Gasa Dzong
Gasa Dzong
Gasa Dzong is located in Bhutan
Gasa Dzong
Gasa Dzong
Location in Bhutan
Coordinates: 27°55′N 89°41′E / 27.917°N 89.683°E / 27.917; 89.683
Country Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan
Elevation 9,350 ft (2,850 m)

Gasa Dzong or Gasa Tashi Tongmön Dzong near Gasa is the administrative center of Gasa Dzongkhag (district) in the northwestern region of Bhutan. The Dzong was built in the 17th century by Tenzin Drukdra the second Druk Desi over the site of a meditation place established by Drubthob Terkungpa in the 13th century. The Dzong was constructed as a bulwark against attacks from the north and named Tashi Tongmön Dzong. Later it was expanded by the fourth Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye.[1]

In January 2008 Gasa Dzong was badly damaged by fire.[2]

Coordinates: 27°55′N 89°41′E / 27.917°N 89.683°E / 27.917; 89.683

Sources[edit]

  • Lopen Kunzang Thinley; Khenpo Rigzin Wangchuck; Karma Wangdi; Sonam Tenzin (2008). Seeds of Faith: a comprehensive guide to the sacred places of Bhutan, Volume 1. Thimphu: KMT Press. pp. 298–301. ISBN 9993622427. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lopen Kunzang Thinley: 2008, p.300
  2. ^ Needrup Zangpo (25 January 2008). "History ablaze in Gasa". Bhutan Observer (Thimphu). Retrieved 2009-10-30. 

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