Wangdichholing Palace


Wangdichholing Palace

The Wangdichholing Palace was built in 1857 by Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyel and was later restored by his son, the first king Ugyen Wangchuck. It served as the summer residence of the second King, who later bequeathed it to his junior Queen Ashi Pem Dechen. The third king was said to have spent most of his youth in this palace. The place on which the Palace stands today was once a battle camp.

Located in the valley beside the Chamkhar River, the Palace presents the true aesthetic Bhutanese infrastructure. The view of the glorious Jakar Dzong and the mighty mountains enclosing it is splendid. The long alleyway with stone walls leads to the courtyard of the Palace from the parking space. Now almost in ruins, there are plans to refurbish the Palace by the royal government.

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