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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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  • When travelling to Bhutan, this is a must visit. And since it is located in Paro, the Dzong is easily accessible. You can take a guided tour to the fort or simply walk about by yourself. The best part...  more »
  • I, along with my tour guide Sajan Rai and driver K. Ram Rai of Heavenly Bhutan Travels arrived in downtown Paro at dusk ~ trekking to Taktsang, exploring the Paro valley and trying on the kira and pla...  more »
  • Hard to miss this massive fortress in Paro - You will see it when you thread your way by car or plane down the canyons around town. Home of both an active court and an active monastery (with lots of p...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice place to visit and enjoy the paintings and architect of the Dzong.
  • 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.
  • One of the most beautiful Bhutanese architectural masterpieces.

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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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