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Dzongdrakha Temple, Paro

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Religious Site
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. A visit to Dzongdrakha Temple represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paro trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • My third dzong to visit after Thimphu and Punakha. This one was the smallest, however still worth visiting.  more »
  • Dzongdrakha Temple is a compound of temples. Since it's located among sheer cliffs and also shares architectural designs of Taktshang, it offers a short distance alternative for people who cannot visi...  more »
  • It is a temple complex located in the South from the town of Palo. In the 14th century it was Temple gmpo Dorji. Four temple has been built on the side of a mountain cliff. From under 200 m, guide me, reached by scrambling over steep cliffs was told 30 minutes hiking is from your. Good views from the top, it was like a mini taktsang monastery. Please note, most of the photographs, in the post is another place.
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