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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. 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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  • This is a centuries old monastery and office of Government. Worth visiting. Buddha statue is marvelous and painting are excellent  more »
  • This is a must see place to go the buildings are remarkable. A living place with such an amazing history.  more »
  • Interesting paintings, architecture, easy to walk through and overall a good place to visit while in Paro. The walk from the Dzong back to the road is very easy and pleasant through the trees and acro...  more »

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Where to stay in Paro

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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