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Address: Paro, Bhutan
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Probably one of the most beautiful Dzongs

This is a must. Outstandingly beautiful. We loved in particular the gorgeous murals. A paradise for an enthusiastic photographer.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a must. Outstandingly beautiful. We loved in particular the gorgeous murals. A paradise for an enthusiastic photographer.

Thank peterp_knobel
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lighting of The Dzong at night is magnificent.Looks absolutely awesome! During the day it looks massive !A very overpowering structure ,a nice one and a traditional Bhutanese architecture .A must visit place.

Thank Shalu2127
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just from a 5 minutes drive from Paro international airport you will reach to Paro Rinpung Dzong or the fortress of the heap of precious jewels. Overlooking the fortress is the national museum of Bhutan where no visitors can miss this. It's a overall showcase of Bhutan and it's art of living in the land of happiness!

Thank Sonam D
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place for many photos. It is not small. It has both the administrative and monastic functions. One can spend time examining the design and façade of the buildings.

Thank ZhaoXiuMei
Jurong, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide said there is no need to visit this place after visiting the Punakha Dzong. But the feel of this place is different. It is similar architecture-wise, but it's on a much smaller scale and feels more cosy. Best of all, there are very good views of the Paro valley, including the river and the airport. We were there... More 

Thank PriscillaCPL
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

In addition to incredible architecture, the Dzong is the center of the Tsechu dances. I was able to catch most of a day of dances and they were wonderful to see. A couple of tips: foreigners (at the very least) may not go near to where the head monk is sitting and watching the events. There aren't very clear barriers... More 

Thank Kate_singer
Patna, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

It is a beautiful Dzong located in old capital of Bhutan. You have a panoramic view of Paro valley from the Dzong. The half of the monastery is used for administration and another half for religious purpose.

Thank sudhir k
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The Dzong gives a beautiful view of the Paro valley and it accommodates the administrative offices and residences & temples for monks.

Thank Rambomenon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

A very big Monastery with lovely views and a quaint bridge. Steeped in history a ery important place in Bhutan. A must visit for all tourists

Thank JohnKolkat
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The décor of the Buddhist temple are incredible. And the entrance is at a high place so that the evil spirits cannot step up. Now, this Dzong serves two purposes: a temple and a local government agencies. Worth a visit if you are in Paro but in order of beauty I would rank Punakha Dzong and Taksang over it.

Thank Mohammad Mahmud... H

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