Gasa Dzong
Gasa Dzong or Gasa Tashi Tongmön Dzong near Gasa
Gasa, Bhutan
Gasa is a town near Gasa Dzong in Gasa District in northwestern Bhutan.Population 3116 ....

 is the administrative center of Gasa Dzongkhag
Gasa District
Gasa District or Gasa Dzongkhag is one of the 20 dzongkhags comprising Bhutan. Its capital is Gasa Dzong near Gasa. It is located in the far north of the county and spans the Middle and High Himalayas. The dominant language of the district is Dzongkha, the national language...

 (district) in the northwestern region of Bhutan
Bhutan , officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked state in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China...

. The Dzong was built in the 17th century by Tenzin Drukdra the second Druk Desi
Druk Desi
The Druk Desi ;The original title is Dzongkha: སྡེ་སྲིད་ཕྱག་མཛོད་; Wylie: sde-srid phyag-mdzod. was the title of the secular rulers of Bhutan under the dual system of government between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries...

  over the site of a meditation place established by Drubthob Terkungpa in the 13th century. The Dzong was constructed as a bulwark against attacks from the north and named Tashi Tongmön Dzong. Later it was expanded by the fourth Desi, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye.

In January 2008 Gasa Dzong was badly damaged by fire.
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