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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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  • This fort is near the National Museum of Bhutan. It is one of the major landmarks in Paro and it's particularly striking when it lights up at night. From the balcony of the fort there is a beautiful v...  more »
  • It has a lovely setting with a nice pathway to walk down the hills down to the river, which can be crossed through the old wooden bridge. Nice place.  more »
  • Follow the dress code and dress modestly. The view from the Dzong is beautiful too and you can walk back through a wooden bridge. Not as impressive or large as the one at Punakha but for those who are...  more »
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  • যে পথগুলো পেছনে ফেলে এসেছি একটুক্ষন পর সেগুলোকেই আবার সর্পিলাকারে নিচের দিকে দেখা। বাচ্চাদের সাদা কাগজ আর পেন্সিল হাতে ধরিয়ে দিলে যেভাবে হিজিবিজি আঁকতে থাকে এ পথগুলোও উপর থেকে তেমন দেখা যায়। তবে পুরোটাই রঙ্গিন এবং তাতে সবুজের প্রাধান্য বেশি। প্রায় প্রতিটা পাহাড়ের উপর ছোট ছোট মন্ত্র লেখা কাপড়ের টুকরোগুলো তারের উপর একের পর এক ঝুলিয়ে লম্বা বেনির মত বানিয়ে টাঙ্গানো থাকে। আর তা না থাকলে মিনিমাম কয়েকটি বিশাল লম্বালম্বি তিনকোনা কাপড়ের পতাকার মত কিছু দেখা যায়। সেগুলো সবসময়য়ই বাতাসে পতপত করে উড়ছে। এলাকা নির্জন হলেও কোন পাহাড়ই এগুলোর কারনে নির্জন নয়। অপুর্ব এক রংতুলির আঁচড়ে আঁকা পুরো দেশটা। হঠাৎ লক্ষ করলাম রাস্তার পাশে কিছুক্ষন পরপর গাড়ি চালকদের উদ্দ্যেশে কিছু সতর্কবানী লেখা আছে। লেখাগুলো যেমন খুব মজার তেমনই শিক্ষানীয়। ব্যাপারটা বোঝার পর প্রতিটি লেখাই পড়তে এবং নোট করতে লাগলাম। লেখাগুলো ছিলো এমনঃ * If you are married, Divorce Speed. * Be Mr Late, Not Late Mr. * Faster Will See Disaster. * Safety on Road is Safe Tea at Home. * After Drinking Whiskey, Driving is Risky. * Don’t Litter, It Will Make Your Life Bitter. * Mountains Are A Pleasure, Only If You Drive with Leisure. * If you sleep, Your family will Weep. * Don’t Gossip,Let Him Drive. * Alert today, Alive Tomorrow. * This is Highway, Not Runway. * Any time is safety time. দেখতে দেখতে ৩য় চেকপোস্টে পাসপোর্ট দেখিয়ে সিল নিয়ে নিলাম। এবার রোডের রাজকীয় প্রবেশদ্বারের আগে বড় করে সাইন দেখলাম। সোজা থিম্পু আর বামদিকে পারো। আমাদের গাড়িটা বায়ে মোড় নিয়ে পারোর পথ ধরলো। এক মাস আগেও ভুটান সম্পর্কে আমার ধারনা ছিলো খুব সামান্য। তাই গুগল করে যতটু জানা যায় তা জানার চেস্টা করেছিলাম। তখনও জানতামনা গুগল আমাকে কাড়িকাড়ি ইনফর্মেশন দিতে পারলেও যেটা দিতে পারেনি সেটা হচ্ছে "ভুটানের সর্বশ্রেষ্ঠ ভিউ পয়েন্টটা হচ্ছে এই ফ্যুয়েৎসোলিং থেকে পারো/থিম্পু যাওয়ার রাস্তাটা
  • This is one of famous Dzongkhag and one of largest Dzongkhag of Bhutan. It is famously known as old capital city of Bhutan. Later this capital was shifted to Bhutan's Thimphu city due to location and other administration space. This Dzongkhag has administration and spritual purpose at one go to fulfill for this Himalayan state. The river side, lake, and residential monk all makes a nice combination to be in company at this place❤️😇
  • Exotic and beautiful background with purple colour flowering trees around. CD not see inside as we were late and it closes by 5 pm. Nearby hanging bridge was wowsome. We enjoyed freshly picked cucumber from field.
  • Would recommend parking the car near the cantilever bridge and walking up to the paro dzong. The walk at across the bridge is an experience by itself. The walk to the paro fortress entrance takes about 15-20 minute walking up. Lot of temples to visit inside and scroll through the courtyard.
  • The unique dzong of bhutan and one of oldest dzong
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