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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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  • Well worth the time to walk through this fortress, a prominent site in the Paro Valley next to the river. Good architecture and the site and buildings are in very good shape. Interesting to walk aroun...  more »
  • Rinchen Pung Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), means 'Fortress on a Heap of Jewels'. In 1644 Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal ordered the construction of the dzong on the foundation of a monastery built by Guru Rinpoch...  more »
  • It is one of the most visited place by the visitors of Bhutan. Paro is the only Dzongkhag, which have international Airport in Bhutan.  more »
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  • Just 2 words to describe the place - Beautiful & Serene. Caution for tourists - Like many other places in Bhutan, the temple close by 6 pm. Try to reach there before that as we failed to reach in time and were unallowed to walk inside the main temple building, although tourists can view from outside and roam anywhere in the complex without any restrictions.
  • This is a holy place and sign of Bhutanese architecture. You will find peace and calm environment anytime any season. Best view at evening from distance. Don't miss to visit if you came at Paro.
  • This dzong is the best to look at from a distance in the evening! The lighting up there is just awesome!
  • Hi, If you are staying in Paro, then this is a must visit monument, The feeling of an extensive Bhutanese Architecture, and strength is very clearly reflected here.
  • One of the attractive place in Paro. It is situated near the bank of River Paro. There is wooden bridge from there the view of Rinpung Dzongkhag is spectacular. In nights this is decorated by lights . Which is also very beautiful Visit times for this place is 9am to 5pm. Entry fee is 300nu per head. You will get guide for free, you no need to pay to guide.

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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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