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Wangdue Phodrang

The town shares its name with the dzong built in 1638 that dominates the district. The name is said to have been given by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who was searching for the best location for a dzong to prevent incursions from the south. At the chosen spot, the Shabdrung encountered a boy named Wangdi playing beside the river and hence named the dzong "Wangdi's Palace". Wangdue Phodrang Dzong burnt down in the afternoon of 24 June 2012. However, the dzong was being renovated at the time so most of the historical relics had been p