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Rinpung Dzong, Paro

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Impressive inside and out, Rinpung Dzong houses the district's monastic body and administrative offices of the government. Founded in the 15th century, the large fortress-like structure belongs to the Tibetan Kagyu School's Drukpa lineage. As with other dzongs, it stands on a ridge near a river and contains many chapels and shrines. Explore the well-maintained compound and visit the Deyangkha Temple outside the main dzong, as well as the national museum housed in a seven-story watchtower. Following the Bhutanese lunar calendar, many public annual festivals and holy processions take place here. Remember to respect the dress code during your visit. Using our international travel planner, Paro attractions like Rinpung Dzong can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Gross National Happiness GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS The concept of Gross National Happiness is a Development philosophy in Bhutan. The Late Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck expressed his view on the go...  more »
  • One of the best Dzongs of Bhutan and the climb is steep through long stairs. The car park is quite far and you have to take the bridge over Paro Chu which connects the Dzong. There are orange trees wh...  more »
  • It a large and curious. It is worth to make a car after visiting from the other side of the river and pass a pleasant walk through the park along the walls of Dzongu are.
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  • This is one of the most attractive place for tourists in Paro. You can see the paro valley as well as the river Paro Chu from this great building.
  • the traditional architectural of bhutanese is here. you will see beauty in every inch . must visit place in paro city.
  • Cool, quiet and beautiful Buddhist hermitage. Also tourist attraction place.
  • Great place with really interesting temples inside and a wealth of history
  • A very peaceful and beautiful place with good architecture. A must visit for tourists.