Punakha Dzong is also known as the palace of great happiness. The elegantly designed palace is the current administrative centre of Punakha District. Constructed in 1637 by Ngawang Namgyal the 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche. The palace is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan.
Located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu, Punakha Dzong is known to be the most picturesque Dzong in the Country.