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Paro Dzong

Paro, Bhutan
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Paro
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Being an architect i visited the Paro Dzong and it didn't fail to amaze this architect. i looked at almost of the distinct bhutanese architecture present in the paro dzong and it was simply, a great architecture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

After police clearance i entered the majestic Dzong and studied the large Buddhist religious paintings on the interior walls.The Dzong was made of stones and Rinpung means "Heaps of jewels".Most of the treasures of the Rinpong Dzong was destroyed in a fire in 1907 and the present frescoes are all modern paintings.I enjoyed the solitary hill location of the Dzong... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Do visit Paro dzong on your visit to Paro. It is smaller than Tashichho and Punakha dzongs but is beautiful nonetheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Dzongs are impressive structures and the one in Paro is one you must see! The fact that monks still work and live there is an added bonus.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Wonderful historical site with beautiful view of Paro valley, and if you are lucky you can see Druk Air flyby for approach to runway 15. Bhutan Expeditions guide Tsewang Nidup was a first class operator , very knowledgeable of the culture and history of Bhutan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

After a week in Bhutan all the Dzong start to blend together. But in this case the high monk happened to be visiting on the day our group tour visited and we had an opportunity to look in on the ritual black hat ceremony. That made the trip special. Otherwise in Bhutan plan to visit one or two Dzong. After... More

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The Festival is a festival in honour of Guru Padmasambhave” one who was born from a lotus” popularly know as Guru Rimpoche” The Precious Teacher.To commemorate this great Event, the Paro Penelope Gragpa Gyatsho (Governor of Paro) 17th century established the tsechu (festival) in Paro on the 2nd month of the Bhutanese calendar. As prescribed in the biography of Guru... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We visited the Punakha Dzong as our first Dzong, it was so big and beautiful that rest of all the Dzong we visited, we didnt like them alot. But it is beautiful.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A Beautiful structure with a nice view and a lot of history. Good introduction to Bhutan, loosner on the first day after you land in Paro

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Meerut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Very colourful and beautiful.The view of the Paro town from the Dzong is breath taking.Do not miss it.

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