A national cultural heritage fades into disrepair in Bhutan

The only iron chain bridge in the country, a national cultural heritage symbol on the popular Thimphu-Paro highway, is covered in thick undergrowth and rusting from lack of maintenance or disuse

Sep 20, 2020
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The only iron chain bridge in the country, a national cultural heritage symbol on the popular Thimphu-Paro highway, is covered in thick undergrowth and rusting from lack of maintenance or disuse.

It has remained shut to the public for more than five years for its safety but every year, it loses a part of it to frequent thefts.

The iron chain bridge built by Thangthong Gyalpo, revered as Drupthob Chagzampa or the ‘Great Iron Bridge Builder’ connects Tachog Lhakhang to the highway.  The important historical site was restored with iron chains from across the country.

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