Once a magnificent citadel, Drugyel Dzong now sits silently, as visitors explore its once well-guarded grounds. After sending Passang off at the Paro airport, Tashi, Phuntsho, and Kuenga took me to the Drugyel Dzong for some morning sightseeing. Phuntsho turned out to be an excellent guide, patiently pointing out the fortifications on the fortress grounds. Despite being abandoned after a massive fire in 1951, the Drugyel Dzong remains an impressive sight. It was not difficult to imagine its former grandeur, when its walls held back the invasion from warring Tibetans.
Small set of photos can be found here.