Located at a distance of 15 minutes drive from the main town in the capital, the Tashichoedzong is one the must visit attractions in Thimphu. The 17th century fortress is one of the largest in the country. It is home to the central monk body and the district administration. Another amazing thing about the Dzong is that it is also the office of the King of Bhutan. Furthermore the architecture of the Dzong is something to marvel upon as it showcases some of the most excellent traditional artistic abilities in the country. The most popular festival, Thimphu Tshechu is also held at the massive courtyard of the Dzong.