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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. See Rinpung Dzong and all Paro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paro tour itinerary maker .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Bhutan has many Dzongs, or fortresses, around the country, mostly built in the 17th century to defend against Tibetan Invaders. Rinpung Dzong was built in 1645. Today the fortress serves as a Bhuddist...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    This is probably a better kept fort than the one at punakha and serves the same purpose.One aprt is occupied by the administrative offices and another part by the monks. The fort is imposing and well ...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    great climb on a pleasant day. amazing view from the top. again a great guide from the ticket count, helped us with the history behind the place and all the cultural important stuffs  more »
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  • May 10, 2017
    Walking distance away from the National Museum or from the town center (It has 2 entrances). No need to take a cab. One of the most beautiful dzongs in the country.
  • May 25, 2017
    Nice architectural administrative building cum a fortress.A typical Bhutenese style of architecture. Beautiful paintings,courtyards.Caps, hats or umbrellas are not allowed inside as a respect.
  • July 14, 2017
    Nice place to visit and enjoy the paintings and architect of the Dzong.
  • January 6, 2017
    Paro Rinpung Dzong or the fortress of the heap of precious jewel is located only a 4 minutes drive from Paro International Airport. Over looking the fortress is the Ta- Dzong or the national museum of Bhutan showcasing the art of living of Bhutanese people in the land of happiness. Also you see in the museum is the numerous exemplary show of endangered flora and fauna of Bhutan and the rich biodiversity of animals is Bhutan.
  • April 3, 2017
    One of the most beautiful Bhutanese architectural masterpieces.

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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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