Rinpung Dzong

Rinpung Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress with a huge dzong. It houses the district Monastic Body as well as the Paro Dzongkhag government administrative offices. It is also called as Ringpung Dzong, which translates to "heap of jewels-fort." In the 15th century, two brothers, Gyelchok and Gyelzom, lived in the valley as descendants of Phajo (the founder of Drukpa Kagyu in Bhutan).Gyelchok went to Tibet to study theology and returned to Humrelkha, where he founded a small structure that became the Paro Dzong. Lords of Humrelkha was the name given to Gyelchok's descendants, who ruled a significant portion of the valley.

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