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Semtokha Dzong

Semtokha Dzong

Semtokha Dzong

Semtokha Dzong (Semtokha) – located 12 minutes (6 km) southeast of the capital, It is the first dzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1629. There are over 300 finely worked slate carvings behind the prayer wheels in the courtyard of the dzong. There is a believe that it provided protection against a demon which had disappeared into a rock close to the site.