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Dzongdrakha Temple, Paro

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Admire an impressive masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture at Dzongdrakha Temple, a complex made up of four shrines perched on a cliff overlooking terraced fields. With massive walls painted white with orange ocher lining in the upper decks, the temple complex features well-preserved paintings and colorful murals depicting Wheel of Life and scenes from the life of Buddha. An integral part of this scenic complex is a footbridge across Paro River which connects two white towers, now on the tentative list of World Heritage Sites. Observe monks chanting and performing their daily chores. Be prepared to show some ID if you are not visiting with a guide. Arrange your visit to Dzongdrakha Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paro using our Paro trip planner .
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  • In the aggregate, these fortresses/monasteries truly depict Buddhist life, culture, religion and history with beautiful art and temple decorations. There is an architectural commonality as well as art...  more »
  • This is a very old monastery also housing the government offices. The old wooden carvings are unique, so are the paintings and the Buddha statue.  more »
  • This is a centuries old Dzong. The wooden carvings are very good. If you climb up one of the staircases at the back, you can see the river and also Paro town in the distance. Nice place for photograph...  more »

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A popular tourist and pilgrimage spot, Paro offers a range of luxurious accommodations in the form of resort-style hotels and boutique spas. You'll find these scattered around the valley, but not in the main downtown area. If you're looking for less-exclusive hotels, check the hillside to the west of town, which offers great views of the valley. A number of mid-range hotels also offer panoramic views. For budget-oriented travelers, there are few guesthouses in town.
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