After the fire of 1986, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck called for the reconstruction of the fortress, whose architecture has had a determining influence on building activities in Bhutan in general.
Photo by Marc Dujardin
Many farmhouses show the influence of former dzong architecture: carved bay windows, half-timbered construction in the upper floor and the open space between flat and gabled roof. To support Bhutanese identity some of these stylistic features are nowadays required by law.
Photo by Jon Warren