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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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  • Rinpung Dzong was the last place we saw before we had to go catch our flight. What a beautiful Dzong this is, a must-see when in Paro, but often overlooked in favor of Tiger's Nest. You'll see Rinpung...  more »
  • This Dzong is in Paro and it looks very beautiful when the lights are switched on. It shows the history of Bhutan 
  • It's an amazing spectacular fortress rich with Bhutanese Architecture and wall paintings, true essence of Bhutan. The beauty of harmony between the District Administration and the Buddhist monks. The ...  more »
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  • This is one of the most attractive place for tourists in Paro. You can see the paro valley as well as the river Paro Chu from this great building.
  • the traditional architectural of bhutanese is here. you will see beauty in every inch . must visit place in paro city.
  • Cool, quiet and beautiful Buddhist hermitage. Also tourist attraction place.
  • Great place with really interesting temples inside and a wealth of history
  • A very peaceful and beautiful place with good architecture. A must visit for tourists.