Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Bhutan  /  Paro District  /  Paro  /  Historic Sites  /  Drukgyel Dzong

Drukgyel Dzong, Paro

(150+ reviews on the web)
Historic Site
Explore the hilltop ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a 17th-century Buddhist monastery with a storied heritage. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, a well-preserved white brick watchtower dominates the scenery. The complex, perched over the Paro River Valley, ranks among the most important archeological sites in Bhutan. Built in 1649 to commemorate and capitalize on the victory against Tibetan invaders in controlling an important trade route, the dzong features a false entrance that lured Tibetans into a dead-end courtyard during their retreat. Some visitors have reported renovations in progress; you can still take a pleasant hike around the area, but check before going. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Drukgyel Dzong and many more Paro attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Paro trip builder.
Create a full Paro itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Paro

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Paro by other users

12 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Paro District BY A USER FROM INDIA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA June, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A new Dzong is being built and that quite spoils the antiquity of the original. I wish the walls and the limited structure of the original was preserved in a landscaped park. Would have been of much g...  more »
  • Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) is at some 14km distance from Paro town and easily reached in about half hour of an enjoyable drive. Said to have been built several centuries ago, the fortress has surely se...  more »
  • It is located near of Paro Dzong. It is without is burnt by fire, rebuilt the ruins left. Still respectable walls and can be seen building reminiscent of its former glory. Located in the idyllic countryside, around also houses the ruins of stands are.
    View original
Google
  • A old memorial & scenic beauty from here
  • Beautiful scenic place, worth a visit
  • Important Historical centre
  • I like it
  • I like it