Paro is indeed a true Bhutanese gem because of its untainted wilderness and historic ruins of sacred sites. The quaint little town and its beautiful valleys are sure to leave you enticed as it captures your mind and senses with its rich culture and scenic beauty. Home to ancient temples and monasteries, it is one of the most fertile as well as the picturesque valley of Bhutan.
Paro is well famous for significant sites and many places of touristic interests. Dotted with stunning sights, there is a lot to do and see in Paro and it’s a crowned jewel of Bhutan Tourism.
Ta Dzong runs as the National Museum of Bhutan today and showcases a fascinating collection of ancient art, relics, and religious
Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang Temple
The Buddhist temple is sure to fascinate you, especially if you take an interest in folktales. There are several local legends attached to the Lhakhang Temple that was made by the saint Thangtong Gyalpo in1421. The uniqueness of this stupa-temple is that it carries the unusual shape of a
Dating back to 7th century, Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest sacred shrines of the Kingdom. The complex of the shrine is made of two temples. The first temple was built in the 7th century by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo and later by the Queen Mother of Bhutan in 1968. However, the second temple still remains in its original form.
Chele La Pass
The mountainous landscape of Bhutan is connected through a number of passes, and Chele La Pass is one of its well-known passes. The highest road pass is located at more than3800 m above sea level amidst the dramatic terrain between the scenic valleys of Paro and Haa. One can drive or hike through the Chele La Pass to enjoy the panoramic views of the valleys.
Another of the top tourist attractions in Paro is Tiger’s Nest and according to a legend it was intended to tame a tiger demon once. Visiting Tiger’s Nest is like an experience like none other, and it happens to be one of the well-known attraction of Bhutan. One can hike or ride to the breathtaking cliff-side monastery and get rewarded by majestic mountain views and the panoramic green valleys. This is a must do
Ugyen Pelri Palace
Ugyen Pelri Palace was built in the early 1900s. by the Paro Penlop Tsering Penjor. Located on the west of the Dzong, the secluded wooded compound has been designed after Zangto Pelri, the celestial paradise of Guru Rinpoche. If you are looking for the most stunning examples of Bhutanese architecture, you will find it here in Ugyen Pelri Palace.
The beauty of Paro valley lies in those traditional village houses. It is must to visit one of those quaint Bhutanese farmhouses that have been traditionally built and are very
As no trip is complete without shopping, it is a must to explore the local weekend markets or the Sunday Markets where one will come across some splendid and interesting artifacts. You can try local Bhutanese flavors or have a look at the traditional dresses. Try out the dried yak cheese, chugo or the organic Tsirang honey.
Rnchen Pung Dzong
Druk Choeding temple
Built by Ngawang Chogyel in 1525, the Druk Choeding temple is located in the main town of Paro. Known as Tshongdoe Naktsang, the 16th-century old temple preserves the ancient war artefacts. Gyenyen, Jampa is the local protector Gyenyen as well as the future Buddha. After visiting the temple, one can head for the local markets and enjoy Bhutanese local archery.
Landing at Paro is not so easy as not everyone is allowed to land at Paro and only a few pilots are certified to make a landing at the challenging airport of Paro. Thus, as you land here, you should know that you are making a special landing and enjoy the thrilling experience. So, enjoy the stunning scenic sights of the Himalayan ranges around as you touch the tiny airport and spend some time here to create memorable moments.
Namgay Artisanal Brewery
Paro boasts of its very own microbrewery, and some of its newer products are Bhutan Red Rice Lager and Bhutan Dark Ale. The crafts of the Namgay Artisanal Brewery are already a hit with the tourists as they are different from the conventional tastes. Made from the red rice, Bhutan Red Rice Lager is already very popular. Bhutan Dark Ale is little less trippy and made from the roasted, burnt grains.