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Address: Paro, Bhutan
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dominate structure on arrival in Paro.

The view up the Paro River Valley from the airport is dominated by this beautiful fortress. On arrival by road, the cantilevered bridge points uphill to this and its round... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Gene J
Silver Spring, Maryland

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The view up the Paro River Valley from the airport is dominated by this beautiful fortress. On arrival by road, the cantilevered bridge points uphill to this and its round watchtower, now a museum, high above. The following day, we visited the museum annex, then this huge fortress with its interesting interior architecture, then walked down through the gardens to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well this is one of the best and well maintain Monastery or Dzong as we say (Dzong means castle) ( but all the Dzong in Bhutan are converted into Monastery). Anyway view from here is so amazing and breathtaking. Panoramic view gives you glimpse of Paro city and around. Next is Archery ground and River is flowing from side of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Refused entry for not having long sleeves to cover up - the first time in a month in Bhutan. I wore identical clothing to Punakha dzong without incident. Worth visiting anyway for the amazing views over the Paro valley.

Thank glenclova
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warning: If you wear shorts, collarless/half-sleeved tee-shirts or if you generally look too casually dressed, you may be refused entry. The other way out is to keep a jacket etc with you, which you can put on at the entry time. No tickets to enter, but strict dress code as this is a court, government office and place of worship... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This is situated inside the city, we were here on a rainy day but this was not a deterrent. The monastery looks very beautiful and is quite big.

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Girona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The visits en bhutan are mostly chosed by the tour operatour, then this is one on the firsts stops in my trip to Bhutan. The Dzong (monastery9 itself it's amazing, big and well manteined and the views are very interesting.

Thank agusticassa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I visited this place on my 1st day of Bhutan tour. it is pretty good specially the wooden bridge that we need to cross before entering the Dzong and the Architecture is also pretty Impresssive

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

beautiful architecture, mural paintings and also nice view into paro valley. its the second paro dzong, the first further up the valley burned down in the past.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Within 15 minutes walking distance from the small Paro town and close to airport, Rinpung Dzong should be a must visit place for traveler to know about the history of monastery and kingship in Bhutan. The rich culture Bhutan holds within its womb will remain unknown for visitors, if any Dzong is unexplored. One hour visit to the District Dzong... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Just like other Dzong, amazing!! Ringpung Dzong is also called "Paro Dzong". My tour guide told me this. Ringpund Dzong was built in 1646 by shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. The southern approach to the Dzong has a traditional roofed cantilever bridge called Nemi Zam. A Walk acoross the bridge offers a wide view... More 

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