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PARO

Located at the altitude of about 2280, the Paro Valley is the first place where the visitors who take a Druk Air flight encounter. The breathtaking view of the valley is seen from the flight in a clear sky; even the regular visitors’ thirst to see this view is never quenched.

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Taksang Monastery

Taktshang or Tiger's nest is the most well know monastery of Bhutan floating on the high cliff.  Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the eighth century flew to a cave in Taktshang spot on a tigress and mediated for three months. The trek to the monastery and back takes about four hours.

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National Museum

The National Museum is housed in the Ta-Dzong which was built in 1656 and served as the watch tower of Paro Dzong in the past. The museum displays the ancient Bhutanese arts, crafts and weapons.

 

Drukgyel Dzong

Drukgyel Dzong is 14 kilometres from the Paro town. Also known as the fortress of victory, Drukgyel Dzong was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 1644.

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Paro Dzong

Paro Dzong is also called the Rinchen Phug Dzong, which means fortress on a heap of Jewels. It is one of the most notable and celebrated dzongs of Bhutan and was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal on the old foundation, which was built by Guru Rimpoche.

 

 

 

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