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Address: Paro, Bhutan

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Perfect 1st Stop

Overall, the traditional architecture in Bhutan is worth the trip, alone. The use of color, symbols, and wood and stone are interesting and beautiful. This dzong is a manageable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Overall, the traditional architecture in Bhutan is worth the trip, alone. The use of color, symbols, and wood and stone are interesting and beautiful. This dzong is a manageable size and great example of the national style of building, making it a perfect first stop on a trip to Bhutan but not necessarily worth the time if you've already seen... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is one of the best places to be in Paro, Bhutan. With very intricate paintings on the walls and beautiful wood work, this is a must do place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is my favourite dzong in my short trip in Bhutan. I was lucky to attend a whole ceremony inside the dzong with monks chanting, trumpeting, drumming... Great experience1 I felt so bless to see it myself. No photo inside the building, though. But it will give you a good memory. I think you better ask when the ceremony is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A typical Dzong. You won't miss it if you did not have the time and had already visited another Dzong

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Thimphu, Thimphu, Bhutan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is one of the beautiful Dzong, fortress in Bhutan. And it is built on the bank of Pa Chu, overlooking the beautiful paro town just below the National Museum of Bhutan. There is 2 ways to reach this place, one from upper side via motor able road. Other will have to cross the river on the beautiful cantilever bridge.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We barely missed the King in the afternoon as he was at the dzong the morning we went. This is where Kings were crowned, the significant tree where the Bhutan King and Queen took their marriage photos are here too. Observe the bee hives hanging at the roofs of the dzong. A very interesting place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

As with all the Dzongs we visited in Bhutan, this one was very well restored and maintained. Looking down on it from the Museum one gets a very clear picture of the layout. It has an attractive covered bridge leading to the main entrance. The wall painting were outstanding.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This the first iconic landmark we visited in Bhutan. This Dzong may not be as big as the one in Punakha and Thimpu (Trongsa is even bigger). But is has a distinct charm of its own. Combination on National Museum, Rinpung Dzong, Paro Chhu and the Paro airport creates a astonishing view. It is very colorful during the Tsechu. Tourist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is Administrative hub of Paro and almost all the town is run from here. You'll not be allowed to enter individual offices but the open area inside dzong is completely accessible. It's a must visit for all those who appreciates art and architecture. Also, pretty much all the dzongs have similar architecture and in case you are running out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This Dzong is the architectural landmark in Paro. But when compare with Punakha Dzong this will be far behind. There are two entry one from below riverside by crossing bridge (should avoid) & another from upper hill side. This is the administrative centre of Paro. Also there is a temple. Tourist gets a good view of Paro town & valley... More 

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