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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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is my favorite Dzong in Bhutan. It is situated right along the river. I loved seeing all of the monks scurrying along and the paintings are awesome. Just a fantastic place to visit!!

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Navi Mumbai (New Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It does not compare close to the Punakha Dzong however it also gives you that feeling of serenity and I loved the view of Paro valley from the Dzong.

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Hi, If you are staying in Paro, then this is a must visit monument, The feeling of an extensive Bhutanese Architecture, and strength is very clearly reflected here. In case you would like to know more about travel to Bhutan, you can visit my website below. https://sites.google.com/site/piyushjainorg/home

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Paro Dzong is one of the oldest and most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan. The architecture and the paintings and sculptures inside the dzong are breathtaking. Very near to the Paro river, which is also a treat in itself.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Paro Dzong is another beautiful Dzong in the small town of Paro. It is at a walkable distance from the town, of course if you don't mind walking for 15-20 minutes.

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mc cloed ganj,dharamsala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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