The Punakha Dzong, otherwise called Pungtang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang signifying "the royal residence of extraordinary satisfaction or ecstasy", is the regulatory focal point of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan. Built by Ngawang Namgyal, first Zhabdrung Rinpoche, in 1637– 38, it is the second most established and second biggest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most magnificent structures.
The Dzong is situated at the intersection of the Pho Chhu father and Mo Chhu mother waterways in the Punakha– Wangdue valley. The wellspring of the Mo chu stream is in the northern slopes of Lighsi and Laya in Bhutan, and in Tibet. The Po Chu River is bolstered by ice sheets in the Lunana district of the Punakha valley.