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Tashichho Dzong - Thimphu Bhutan


Kim Martins
published on 17 March 2019
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One of the many fortresses or dzongs in Bhutan that were used by the army to protect the population. Dzongs also served as administrative centres and as houses for the clergy. This photo shows Tashichho Dzong built in the 13th Century CE.

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About the Author

Kim Martins
Kim is a freelance writer based in New Zealand. She has a B.A. (Hons) in History and an MA in Chaos & Complexity Science. Her special interests are fables and mythology, as well as exploration throughout the ancient world.

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Martins, K. (2019, March 17). Tashichho Dzong - Thimphu Bhutan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Martins, Kim. "Tashichho Dzong - Thimphu Bhutan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 17, 2019.

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Martins, Kim. "Tashichho Dzong - Thimphu Bhutan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Mar 2019. Web. 26 Feb 2021.

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