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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Still in use by monks and various Govt. depts. Don't wear short sleeve shirts or skirts. Huge solid structure covering an entire hillside.Commanding location

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MALAYSIA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Were there at 4.30pm to witness the flag lowering and storing, had to squeeze into the bushes among the Indian tourist, as they reached earlier.Then waited 20min for the guard to allowe us as the King has yet to leave the premise. Flowers(colorful Roses) are aplenty along the path, the Dzong is properly maintained,beautifully decored all around. The toilets are... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

As we were exiting Bhutan, end of May 2014 from Paro, the Paro Dzong was the last one visited. The Paro Dzong stood apart from most of the others seen during our trip. The bridge leading the Dzong is beautiful. The inner portion of the Dzong is pictursque and lovely. The wheel of life and paintings are well maintained. the... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We travelled from the East to Paro so by the time we got here we had seen maybe 10 dzong and were a bit complacent. It is beautifully carved like all the dzongs but it hasn't the presence of some. Still fabulous though!

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