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Rinpung Dzong

Address: Paro, Bhutan
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Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Paro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
78 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

great location with river grace along the dzong to give your a complete senses feel of sky, green, river and building. well kept, especially the fascinating wooden flooring, the awesome craving and the colors!!! absolutely worth a visit!

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Funk
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135 reviews 135 reviews
79 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was built in 1646 and was larger than anything built in North America at that time-----or for about 100 years after. If you visit make sure you go in to the temple, it is very colorful with fine embroidery but the floor Is the draw. The floor is smooth and worn and the Knots in the wood are raised... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The Paro Dzong is not as big as Punakha but it is very nice inside with beautiful carved wood and paintings. The wood floor in the last payer room is absolutely fantastic.

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Whitby, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
94 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Amazing views of the dzong no matter where in the valley you might be, day or night. Amazing views of the valley from the dzong. Very impressive and imposing fortress/dzong inside and out. Photo ops from everywhere and every angle.

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Phuntsholing, Chhukha, Bhutan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

it was a nice experience travelling with my family members crossing over the river and get into Rinpung Dzong really good a river flowing near to the Dzong what a nature has created to Bhutan. Really its a Happiness is a place perfet

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

you should not miss, paro it self is a beautiful place just like painting in canvas. real peace of mind.....

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Paro Dzong, may not be the oldest, but it commands a view of the city. We visited the Dzong, that is on the banks of the River Paro, a little away from the city. Paro Dzong had a watch tower above it, that was converted into the National Museum that was subsequently destroyed by fire. Like most of the... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When it is you first Dzong to visit it is still very impressive. But mor to the East there are more beuatiful ones (e.g. Punakha Dzong). Nice views though on the valley

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Seattle, Washington
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223 reviews 223 reviews
137 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Paro Dzong is similar to many other dzongs around the country, but as it is located in the more richer valley, it is well preserved, contains beautiful murals and inside the temple complex is more richly decorated than others.

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Howrah, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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