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Attractions in Paro

Paro valley extends from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu rivers at Chuzom up to Mt. Jomolhari at the Tibetan border to the North. This picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the kingdom and is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley. Accentuating the natural beauty are the many elegant, traditional-style houses that dot the valley and surrounding hills.

Paro town has been growing rapidly in recent years and there are plenty of restaurants, bakeries, and cafes to choose from. One of the distinctive features of Paro town is that it is situated in a flat valley bottom and follows a grid-like pattern. The central plaza is adorned with a large prayer wheel and a small amphitheater at which events such as concerts are often organized.

Meaning the “fortress on the heap of jewels” was built in 1644 at the command of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong is one of the most impressive

The ancient ruin of Drukgyel Dzong is situated strategically on a ridge in upper Paro valley and was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel

Arguably the most popular of Bhutan’s monasteries, the Taktshang Goemba (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) is perched on the side of a 3000 feet cliff in Paro

The Ta Dzong or the National Museum is a unique cylindrical conch shaped building that was constructed in1649 by the first Governor of Paro

Kyichu Lhakhang is a 7th-century temple built by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and oldest temples

If you are as fit as the mountain goat, Kila Gompa awaits you. These magnificent clusters of temples built on the cliffs have been home to nuns

The unusual and circular Lhakhang, reminiscent of the Shanag, or the black hat worn by the Bhutanese Black Hat dancers was, built by the great

This 14th-century temple located on the base of a mountain across the Pa Chu on the Paro-Thimphu highway is a must-visit temple in the Paro valley

Built above the cliff of Bondey town, no need for physical strength as required in walking to Taktshang but people claimed it is the mini-Taktshang