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Paro Valley Tour - Bhutan

  • Paro Valley Paro District is the name of a district (dzongkhag), valley, river and town (population 20,000) in Bhutan. It is one of the most historic valleys in Bhutan. Both trade goods and invading Tibetans came over the pass at the head of the valley, giving Paro the closest cultural connection with Tibet of any Bhutanese district. The dominant language in Paro is Dzongkha, the national language.

  • This beautiful valley, where nature & man conjured to create their dearest image, with its rich terraced farmland, is home to some of Bhutan's oldest Temples & Monasteries. To the north of the valley Mount. Jhomolhari (7300 meters) reigns in white glory and the glacier water from its peak plunge, through deep gorges finally forming Paro river. Paro contains the only active international airport in Bhutan, the Paro Airport, a beautiful small green-roofed facility in a valley, served only by Drukair (Bhutan's National Airline) from India and other countries. Read More...

  • Places to visit near Darjeeling includes the below places.

    • 1. Drukgyal Dzong

      Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro valley in Paro District of Bhutan. The Dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. In the early 1950s Drukgyal Dzong was almost completely destroyed by fire.     Read More...

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    • 2. Paro Taksang Monastery

      It was first built in 1692. Literally meaning Tiger's nest; built around the cave in which Guru Padmasambava meditated, clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 800 meters above paro valley. For local people it is a place for pilgrimage but for tourist a hike up to the view point cafe opposite the monastery is breathtaking, thrilling and mystical.     Read More...

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    • 3. Rinpung Dzong

      Meaning fortress on the heap of jewel's was built by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel in 1646. The approach to the dzong is through the traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge to the dzong is very interesting. The dzong now houses the paro Monastic body and the office civil administration for paro valley. It is also the venue of paro tsechu (Festival).     Read More...

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    • 4. Ta - Dzong - Paro

      Ta - Dzong Located behind Ringpung Dzong on the hillside, is the castle shaped Ta - Dzong, one time used as watch tower to defend the Dzong below from the enemies was built in 1651. Since 1967 the Dzong was re - established as the national Museum and it has fascinating collections of Art, relics & religious Thankha painting. Ta- Dzong is now National Museum of Bhutan     Read More...

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    • 5. Farm House of Paro

      Bhutanese farm houses are very decorative. Built & painted in traditional style. The house looks very big from outside but it is quite simple inside. The houses are normally of 3 storey. The ground floor is always used for cattle, top floor used for drying hay and in the mid family lives. The best room in the house is always kept as family shrine. A visit to a farm house is very interesting.     Read More...

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