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Rinpung Dzong, Paro

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Historic Site
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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  • another Monastery ...yes of course but you are in Paro so at least go and visit it even of it s only for the view point  more »
  • This Dzong is very beautiful. for older people climbing the stairs will be a task. Behind there is a river flowing. Had to climb down the stairs (climbing down was not that bad) to get to the river. T...  more »
  • This dzong is a combination of fortress, administrative center of local monk body and residence and focus for the monks' religious activities. You first access the "dzong" via a wooden covered cantile...  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.
  • 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.
  • Awesome fortress with interesting architecture and history. Lot of beautiful wall painting and curious young monks.