Daga Dzong

Daga Dzong (formerly called Daga Trashiyangtse Dzong) is a castle or Dzong (fortress) in the southern part of Bhutan, Dagana District.[1] It is the district's headquarters and houses the district's Monastic Body.

Daga Dzong
Near Dagana in Bhutan
TypeCastle, Fortress
Site information
Controlled byDagana District Administration
Site history
Built by · Dronyer Druk Namgyel (under the command of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal
Garrison information
 · Tenpa Thinley (First Daga Penlop)


Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal deputized Dronyer Druk Namgyel in 1648 to the southern Bhutan for the unification of the country under Drukpa rule. Druk Namgyel built the dzong overlooking the valley in around 1649 and was completed after two years, in 1651.[2] Later the Dzong housed the Cabinet Ministers under Chhoesi System introduced by the Zhabdrung. Tenpa Thinlely was elected its first Daga Penlop.

Sources of Name

Its name was derived from the two possible sources: Darkarla (the provincial deity) and Darkanang (realm of the White Prayer Flag).[1] Formerly, Daga Dzong was known as Daga Trashiyangtse Dzong.


  1. ^ a b "Daga Dzong". Dzongs and Fortresses of Bhutan. 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
  2. ^ "A Look at the Iconic Daga Dzong in Bhutan | Tourist Attraction | Bhutan Tourism". Bhutan. Retrieved 2021-03-26.

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