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Dzongdrakha Temple, Paro

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#7 of 9 in Historic Sites in Paro
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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  • All dzongi in Bhutan is a separate story. Historical places that combine administrative and spiritual fortress. Very nice and strong.
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  • The place is worth a visit, if you're fond of looking at authentic history. And must go with a guide, who can talk to you about each wall painting  more »
  • 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 »

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