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Ta Dzong- growing tourist attraction

Jun 17, 2011

Ta Dzong in Trongsa, which served as watchtower for centuries, is attracting more number of tourists, after it was converted into a museum in 2008. The statistics maintained by the Curator of the museum showed seven-fold increase in numbers within last three years.

Over 1,000 tourists visited the museum and 7,200 in 2009. From 40,873 tourists who visited the country last year, 8,000 went to see rare artifacts showcased in the museum. By this time of the year, museum received 3,000 tourists.

The museum showcases rare and priceless artifacts of the Kingdom of Bhutan. One of the galleries is dedicated to history of the Wangchuck Dynasty.

Centuries old robe, Drilbu and Dorjee of Yongzin Ngagi Wangchuk- the founder of Trongsa Dzong are on display. A gallery dedicated to the history and religious significance of Trongsa Chhoetse Dzong, the ancestral home of Wangchuck Dynasty is one among 11 galleries.

Ta Dzong, which is located above the Trongsa Dzong, was built by Choeje Minjur Tempa in 1652- the first Governor of Trongsa. It was renovated and inaugurated as museum in 2008.

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