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Address: Paro, Bhutan
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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very interesting old dzong

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Natureholic
Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Wateryu W
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rinpung Dzong is an impressive fortress that manages to both sit serenely part way up the side of the slope out of the valley while maintaining a dominance of the area. The current practical uses of the building seem to fit with initial purpose of protecting the people of the valley. The building shows lots of thought was given... More 

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Thank Ian D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dzong is like a district administrative building but it also houses a monastery. So, the dressing must be decent. This is one of the oldest Dzongs in Bhutan. The sheer size and architecture if this building are impressive. A must visit for history buffs.

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Thank AryabhumiManoj
Thane, MH,INDIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Dzong is very close to the Bhutan National Museum and the Paro Main Street. Though smaller than the one in Punakha, its a place worth visiting. Try walking from the Museum to the Dzong and take the pleasant walk to the Main Street.

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Thank Bakul H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the must sees in Bhutan, with the Tiger's Nest. Situated at the junction of two rivers it looks amazing from the outside and the interior does not disappoint. Its so large its hard to take in the scale, even on the inside. Do not miss.

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Surat, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice dzong, Much visit place in bhutan. Dzong are the administrative building which consists monasteries and offices. They are very well designed and built. Nice architecture.

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Thank jignesh3999
Bangkok, Thailand
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

You are not allowed to visit Rinpung Dzong at night but you can watch it over at night. peaceful calm and stand tall with the background of relaxing of water sound.

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Thank ley19
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The base of this dzong is located 15 min walk away from the main market of Paro. Once you have reached the base, it is a 10 minute hike to the main entrance. This place had the best architecture compared to the dzongs of Punakha and Thimphu. What made this place special was that there were scarcely any other tourists... More 

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