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  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
  • Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
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Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

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Druk Thunder Dragons & Simtokha Dzong Palace 1 Ngultrum Bhutan Authentic Banknote Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

Obverse: Blue on multicolor underprint.
Royal emblem between facing dragons (Druk) at centre.
The Druk is considered the "Thunder Dragon" of Bhutanese mythology. It's a Bhutanese national symbol and appears on the national flag.

Reverse: Simtokha Dzong Palace at centre. Simtokha Dzong Palace is a small dzong (fortress) . It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan.

Lettering: ROYAL MONETARY AUTHORITY BHUTAN
SIMTOKHA DZONG
1
ONE NGULTRUM

Features
Issuer Bhutan
King Jigme Singye (1972-2006)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1986-1990
Value 1 Ngultrum
1 BTN = 0.013 USD
Currency Ngultrum (1974-date)
Composition Paper
Size 116 × 63 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 201726
References P# 12

Wikipedia:
The Druk (Standard Tibetan: འབྲུག, Dzongkha: འབྲུག་) is the "Thunder Dragon" of Tibetan and Bhutanese mythology and a Bhutanese national symbol. A druk appears on the flag of Bhutan, holding jewels to represent wealth. In Dzongkha, Bhutan is called Druk Yul "Land of Druk", and Bhutanese leaders are called Druk Gyalpo, "Thunder Dragon Kings". During the Bhutanese mock election in 2007, all four mock parties were called the Druk [colour] Party. The national anthem of Bhutan, Druk tsendhen, translates into English as "Kingdom of Druk".

The druk (also known as a "duk" or "dug") was adopted as an emblem by the Drukpa Lineage, which originated in Tibet and spread to Bhutan. According to traditional accounts, when the sect's founder, Tsangpa Gyare, 1st Gyalwang Drukpa, began to build Ralung Monastery, there was a violent storm. Thunder, or the "Cloud-Voice," is seen as the roar of the dragon. Deciding that this was an omen, he named the monastery Drug-Ralung, adding the word "thunder dragon" to the name. The disciples at the monastery were known as Drugpa, or "Those of the Thunder." As of the 1900s, the Grand Lama of Bhutan wore a hat with thunder dragons on it to signify the origins of the sect. As the sect became more popular, it set up monasteries in what is now Bhutan, with the result that the area became known as Dug Yul, or Land of Thunder, among both Tibetans and Bhutanese.

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Wikipedia:
The emblem of Bhutan (Dzongkha: རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ལས་རྟགས་; Wylie: rgyal-yongs las-rtags) maintains several elements of the flag of Bhutan, with slightly different artistry, and contains much Buddhist symbolism.

The emblem was designed by a Mongolian artist, commissioned by Ashi Tashi Dorji, the sister of the Queen Grandmother. The Dorji (Sanskrit: Vajra) was a weapon used by Guru Rinpoche to quell evil spirits.

The official description of the emblem is as follows:

"The national emblem, contained in a circle, is composed of a double diamond-thunderbolt (dorje) placed above a lotus, surmounted by a jewel and framed by two dragons. The thunderbolt represents the harmony between secular and religious power. The lotus symbolizes purity; the jewel expresses sovereign power; and the two dragons, male and female, stand for the name of the country which they proclaim with their great voice, the thunder." It is also known for its symbolic colors of the emblem with the gold, teal, red etc...

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Wikipedia:
Simtokha Dzong ('dzong' means "castle-monastery") also known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang (Bhutanese language meaning: "Palace of the Profound Meaning of Secret Mantras") is a small dzong. It was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan. It is the first of its kind built in Bhutan. An important historical monument and former Buddhist monastery, today it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes. It recently underwent renovation.

The dzong is at strategic security location on a prominent ridge vis-a-vis the Thimphu valley and approach roads to the Dochula Pass and eastern Bhutan. The Simtokha is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of the Bhutanese capital of Thimphu.

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