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The Dochula Druk Wangyal Festival was founded in 2011 in commemoration of His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan and the Armed Forces’ victory over Indian insurgent forces residing in southern Bhutan in 2003.
The Tshechu takes place every December 13th at the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang Festival Ground at Dochula pass around 22 km away from the capital city, Thimphu. The Dochula Pass is one of the most scenic locations in the entire kingdom, offering a stunning panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. Set amidst this breathtaking backdrop, the Dochula Druk Wangyal Tshechu is an experience unlike any other and true exemplifies Bhutanese cultural traditions.

The Druk Wangyal Lhakhang was built over a period of four years (2004-2008) under the vision and patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo. The Lhakhang honours the courageous service the Fourth King, who personally led the troops against the insurgents, as well as the regular Armed Forces of the country.

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