The Punakha dzong proudly stands on an island at the convergence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. The dzong is connected to the main land with the help of a wooden bridge. This ancient fortress houses several valuable relics from the times when kings ruled the area.
The assembly hall or the Kuenrey is a must see. Located at the far end of the dzong, the ceiling of the hall is adorned with several beautiful dragons. When you visit the dzong in the afternoon, the light brings out the colors and the richness of the paintings in the most impressive way.
To enter the Punakha dzong you need a proper permit and the guide with whom you are visiting the dzong should be licensed to give you a tour. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the dzong, however you can take pictures of the dzong.
There is no reported masjid or halal restaurant close to the Punakha dzong.