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Rinpung Dzong, Paro
(4.6/5 based on 380+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Worth a visit if you are in Paro but in order of beauty i would rank Punakha Dzong and Taksang over Paro any day in sheer terms of view, intricate paintings and legends 
  • ... look at. Ultimately they all kinda similar but also all are kinda different... :-) Would go again in any case. Beautiful views of Paro downtown.
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  • Starting as a fortress in the 1640s, it successfully defended itself against Tibetan invasions. The invasions are long gone and today this Dzong serves two purposes: a temple and a local government ag...  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.