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Dzongdrakha Temple, Paro

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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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  • Unfortunately a lot of the important Dzongs in Bhutan have suffered from fires at some point. The best part about Paro Dzong is it is intact. Just by walking round you can feel the atmosphere and char...  read more »
  • Though it is one one of the many temples, it is quite beautiful. Dont forget to carry your id & immigration papers as the security personnel may ask them. 
  • Like Tigers Nest Monastery, this temple is also located on a cliff though it doesn't look as spectacular. It can also be seen on the approach to Paro Airport. We were told that, during the festivals, ...  read more »
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