Taa Dzong in Trongsa was the first major building in Bhutan to undergo
a renovation that brings new architectural concepts to an otherwise
preserved traditional space. Built in 1652, Taa Dzong sits on a steep hill overlooking Trongsa Dzong and the river valleys to the south and west. During times of war and intrigue, it was traditional to build such watchtowers to protect a dzong. In more recent times, Taa Dzong had
become home to two hermit monks who tended the two lakhangs inside.
Now a museum of Buddhism and the Monarchy named the Tower of Trongsa, it still shelters two active lakhangs. Bhutan.