Photo Of The Day – Punakha Dzong’s Ornate Entrance

Title: Punakha Dzong’s Ornate Entrance

Location: Punakha, Bhutan, Asia

Description: Steep stairs lead up to the entrance of Punakha Dzong.

Built as a fortification, the stairs are a defense strategy to make entrance by invading enemies much harder. Once removed, the steep walls are more easily defended.

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Camera: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon 10-22mm
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 10mm
Aperture: f/9
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Altitude: 15,377′

Photograph Copyright 2013 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).