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Address: Paro, Bhutan
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fantastic location and amazing interior.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
richard k
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As dzongs are monasteries and fortresses, they are located on ridges and hill tops. This dzong is the third oldest in Bhutan, built in 1646. The architecture and design is similar to other dzongs throughout Bhutan - courtyard, tower, temple, religious relics and paintings etc. One section of the dzong is used by government administrative offices, while another section is... More 

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Dhaka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the place. So calm and peaceful. A great piece of bhutanese architecture with great view of Paro.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is another Dzong with lot of history and similar architecture as other Dzongs in Bhutan... But it also have great view of Paro Valley ... After Dzong we took a walk till bridge and that was great.

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Tinsukia, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a short visit to the Dzong, having visited the one in Punakha, this one felt much the same only smaller and less grand. Still being with a guide he was able to add color to our visit by talking about practices & legends associated with Buddhism while explaining to us the paintings on the walls. Another positive was... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Dzong is located very close to the National Museum and both can be combined in a visit. After we visited the Dzong, our Guide recommended a short walk down from the Dzong to the Paro River, as practice for the Tigers Nest trek to follow in 2 days. Very pleasant 20-minute walk downhill and once you cross the bridge... More 

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Like other Dzongs, ancient fortresses each one is different,paintings tell us about buddhist philosophy, which makes itt all the more relevant in present times.

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