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Paro Dzong

Paro, Bhutan
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Paro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: The current structure of this impressive fort was built upon the remains of formerly destroyed 17th century structures; administrative offices occupy... more » Owner description: The current structure of this impressive fort was built upon the remains of formerly destroyed 17th century structures; administrative offices occupy it today. « less
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mc cloed ganj,dharamsala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

i have wanted to go to bhutan for 20 years, but its expensive at $200 a day even in the off season but when you consider that for this your get a wonderful service from the moment you are picked up at the airport and all inclusive means just that ....except extra drinks ...hotel, all meals ,modern car, driver and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was the second to last Dzong that I visited in Bhutan. It was smaller than some of the others and on the plain side, but it was in a lovely spot. My driver dropped my guide and I above the dzong, so we walked down and visited and then continued down to the gorgeous bridge and across back to... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nothing much to distinguish this Dzong from the others. However, the best part was the walk down from the Dzong to the river bed, and crossing the river over a bridge. I am grateful to our driver for suggesting that we do this downhill walk.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I wouldn't say there's anything that sets this dzong apart from others in Bhutan (those in Punakha and Trongsa are far more spectacular), but like most, it's beautiful and imposing, sitting up on a hill above the river. You can get a reasonable glimpse of it from the Paro airport, but it's well worth the time to drive over to... More

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Dzong has a long and fascinating history. A monastery was first build on the site by Padma Sambhava at the beginning of the tenth century.

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Overijse, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

One of the larger and not to be missed dzongs in Bhutan. The river view is great. Be sure to also have an outside view at the Dzong from the view point across the river, at the confluence of the two rivers, where the rafting starts (outrageous prices for that, by the way)

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Like all cities of Bhutan, Paro is also having its Dzong. This Dzong is having their main temple, local govt office as well as court also, Best thing is situated other side of the paro river. Since they are having public offices and court, they close this dzong by 6pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Law of Nature is powerful than as we think!!! Everything comes to end. We had a great time together with all my Korean Sunims and other distinguish clients . Offered 150 monk dress and had lunch together.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One of the largest Dzong in Paro. Amazing view frin the top. You need to walk all the way to the top which is enjoyable if you don't have sore feet.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were here on Christmas day, and took our small boys up the hill on horseback. Words can't do justice the beauty of the location, carved high up on a vertical cliff. The monastery is very much a living place of worship, and tourists mingle with pilgrims along the route. One of the wonders of the world, without any doubt.

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