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Rinpung Dzong, Paro

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • Well this is one of the best and well maintain Monastery or Dzong as we say (Dzong means castle) ( but all the Dzong in Bhutan are converted into Monastery). Anyway view from here is so amazing and br...  read more »
  • Refused entry for not having long sleeves to cover up - the first time in a month in Bhutan. I wore identical clothing to Punakha dzong without incident. Worth visiting anyway for the amazing views ov...  read more »
  • Opposite the city of remote Dzong. As the most Dzong with the classic architecture and beautiful murals. Total slightly narrower and less bright than E.g. Thimphu Dzong
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  • A very peaceful and beautiful place with good architecture. A must visit for tourists.
  • Magnificent cool.
  • Amazing scale!
  • beautiful dzong
  • Bhutan's architecture and the most recognizable species of religious events! When you visit Bhutan! Long gone?
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