Druk Wangyel Chorten, Dochula Pass, Bhutan

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Location: Dochula Pass, Bhutan

108 Chortens (Buddhist Stupas) add to the tranquility of the mountain pass. It was constructed to honor the King and the military in successfully flushing out the insurgents in 2003. The 108 identical structures are constructed at Dochula Pass. It is 30 minute drive away from Thimphu en route to Punakha.

The Pass has an elevation of 3100 meters and offers an unobstructed view of the entire eastern Himalayan range including the highest mountain in Bhutan, Mount Gangkhar Puensuem.

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Written by Richard Ascough

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