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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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  • Getting to know so much about Buddhist culture and tradition is the biggest gift I am carrying from Bhutan.So visiting this Dzong gives you a peaceful and calming effect which stays with you.  more »
  • We attended the Paro festival here. The locals dress up in their finest and come to watch the entertainment. The dancing is a little repetitive but I enjoyed the people watching. It was nice to see so...  more »
  • These are the best history lessons, Spiritual experience, Great architecture and picture opportunities. I have enjoyed every Dzong we have visited. Make time for this one and as many others as you can...  more »
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