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Punakha Dzong is built on the confluence of the two rivers Pho chhu (meaning - Male river) and the Mo chhu (female river). Although renovations and extensions were carried out later, the Dzong was first built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel who unified the country under one government in the 17th Century.
The drive to Punakha is breathtaking. Although there are two ways to go we recommend the impressive Dochula Pass (Dochula La). The Punakha Domchoe festival is in late February. Punakha is some 30 km northeast of Thimphu.