On one side of Gasa Dzong, snow covered peaks rise high above, making visitors feel tiny in comparison. On the other side, far below, sprawls the Punakha Valley. On clear days, Dochula may even be visible in the distance.
Ravens float in the sky while young boys in red robes, part of Gasa’s monastic community, frolic joyously and dance to songs playing on their mobile phones.
All of this makes Gasa Dzong an incredible place to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of Bhutan. Breathe the fresh clear air, and take in the soothing simplicity of this ancient temple.
The dzong was the last to have road access, which happened only a few years ago. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, a Buddhist hero in Bhutan, built it in a strategic location for guarding Bhutan from Tibetan invasions.