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Located at the confluence of Pho Chu (male river) and Mo chu (female river) in Punakha lies the majestic Punakha Dzong. This dzong was the central administrative body from 1637 to 1907 when Punakha was the capital of Bhutan.

Because of the historical importance of this Dzong, many important functions and occasions are being conducted here.  On October 13, 2011, wedding of the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to Jetsun Pema was held at Punakha Dzong.

This dzong is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan, its structure being one of most architecturally picturesque gives amazing view from the vicinity and is one of the most photographed structure in Bhutan.

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