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Bhutan and Nepal are the only countries in the area which have been independent throughout their history, never conquered, occupied, or governed by an outside power. The mountain passes leading into Bhutan were guarded by fortress monasteries known as Dzongs which helped to keep the country independent. The architecture is massive in style with towering exterior walls surrounding a complex of courtyards, temples, administrative offices, and monks' accommodations. Dzongs serve as the religious, military, administrative, and social centers of their district. They are often the site of an annual tsechu or religious festival.

The Rinpung Dzong constructed in 1644 and seen below is a typical example. On the hill above Rinpung Dzong is a seven storied watchtower fortress or Ta Dzong built in 1649 as an early warning system against any invasion.
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Feb 9, 2013 9:07:08 pm
Very impressive!
I pity anyone that tried to take these

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Feb 9, 2013 9:10:40 pm
That is an amazing bit of history. I'm trying to imagine what it would have taken to attack. Even the smallest fence and wall led to defeat at Gettysburg; think about storming those walls.

by wolfenshire Homepage »

Feb 9, 2013 9:31:45 pm
That's a fascinating bit of history, and well illustrated by your image. Terrific presentation!

by auntietk Homepage »

Feb 9, 2013 10:37:16 pm
Wonderful capture and narrative of this awesome structure!

by bobrgallegos Homepage »

Feb 9, 2013 11:55:26 pm
They have not only the "holistic medicine". They have also created a "holistic living". Prepared for anything. Religious, military, administrative and social well ..... everything for their people and in harmony with nature. I have great respect.
Very clearly in words and pictures, Mark.

by JuliSonne Homepage »

Feb 10, 2013 12:35:39 am
That is a great word! We learn such a lot from you, Mark. Not only does this place look strong but also handsome.

by durleybeachbum Online Now!   Homepage »

Feb 10, 2013 12:48:10 am
Interesting shot! I am a bit surprised that the structure slopes inward towards the top as it does make climbing quite a bit easier.

by whaleman Homepage »

Feb 10, 2013 1:30:15 am
Very interesting architecture & the bridge is unique as well - nice shot...

by photosynthesis Homepage »

Feb 10, 2013 11:56:30 am
Great capture and info Mark!

by rockstrider Homepage »

Feb 10, 2013 5:44:05 pm
SUPERB WORK!

by sandra46 Homepage »

Feb 11, 2013 2:16:23 am
Never conquered or occupied? Them boys must know some serious kung-fu!
:)

by ZanderXL Homepage »

Feb 11, 2013 10:38:02 pm
What architecture! It's funny how universal some things are: no matter where one may be from or what they believe, fortress thingies all tend to look the same (with only a few cosmetic differences). I've seen this shape and overall architectural composition repeated endless around the globe, but I have to say that I really like this particular take on it. I also love the way the fortress-temple-monastery-festival grounds seem to sprout from the rock. This is brilliantly seen and I am happy to finally start catching up a little bit.

by Chipka Homepage »

Feb 14, 2013 9:59:25 pm
Superb! This kind of architecture is very impressive!

by netot Homepage »

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