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Paro Dzong

Address: Paro, Bhutan
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Paro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The current structure of this impressive fort was built upon the remains of formerly destroyed 17th...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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.

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Howrah, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Paro Dzong is a very nice place and the view at night is majestic. the view from the river bridge is also excellent

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Bangkok
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The monastry has the most stunning and well perserved mural. they are hidden behind curtains but do take the time to lift up the curtains and see the original works with such fine quality and color.

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Kollam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Old fort of Bhutan, situated at the banks of the place where two river joins. One river is said to be the female and the other one is the male. The fort is old but as every where in Bhutan its calm and quiet. Worth a visit.

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Westlake Village, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the last dzong we visited before Tiger's Nest. It's on the 10 dollar bill, so remember to get one for your keepsake.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

One of the finest destination near Kolkata. I reach there from thimpu, it takes a 4 hours journey. Paro is picture perfect destination, paro river is passed through near its town. Although it is a very small town but people are lovable. Some still kept friendship with me.

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kolkata
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This dzong is also know as rinpung dzong.It is a large Drukpa Kagyu Buddhist monastery and fortress in Paro District in Bhutan.It is the administrative seat of the district of Paro. The Paro Dzong was built in 1644.It is one of the most attractive dzongs.Most peaceful place where you can sit for hours without disturbances in morning.From there you can... More 

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mumbai
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

dzong's are fortress's which are found in each and every district of Bhutan.paro dzong is a fortress which has an administrative side and temple side.In bhutan one has to be dressed formally to visit the dzong as mark of respect.Proper with socks/shoes(shoes to be removed while entering the temple side).the architecture is different in all Dzongs.Paro Dzong is one of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

This is our third fort/Dzongkha we've visited in Bhutan. They're all starting to look the same. One thing we liked about this one is the worn wooden floors in the temple, they are pretty neat. A walk down across the cantilever bridge was also enjoyable.

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New Delhi, India
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If one has an interest of history and the buddhist religion, an amazing Dzong to visit. They welcome you and make you feel comfortable, you never get the feeling of getting ripped off as you do in other countries and they are very proud of their King, country, religion and way of life!

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Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

An awe inspiring courtyard with towering structures and minutely detailed paintings juxtaposed! Beautiful!

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