The beautiful valley of Paro is home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. The country's only Airport is in Paro.
The valley is also home to mount Chomolhari (7,300 meters) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water
forms the Pachu flowing through the valley
Paro Dzong (aka Rinpung Dzong) [1 hrs] - Explore Rinpung Dzong, which the locals call the ‘fortress of a heap of jewels’.
Built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the dzong stands on a hill above Paro Township. It is linked by a traditional
cantilever bridge called the Nemi Zam over the Po Chhu. Walk up the stone paved path running alongside imposing outer
walls. Once inside the Dzong, you will be welcomed by the monks, architecture and beautiful frescoes. This dzong is a
highlight for art and history lovers.
National Museum (Ta Dzong) [1 hrs] - On a ridge immediately above Rinpung Dzong is Ta Dzong, originally built as a
watchtower. In 1968, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as the first National Museum, and now holds a fascinating collection of art,
relics, religious thangka paintings, Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, together with a small natural
history collection. Start or end your trip with a visit to this marvellous museum.
Kyichu Lhakhang [1 hrs] - At 1,300 years old, this is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Like the Jambhay Lhakhang in
Bumthang, it is one of 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo to subdue and vanquish an ogress that was
obstructing the spread of Buddhism. Legend has it that all 108 temples were built in a single night.
The Kyichhu temple’s name means “reservoir of peace”. Next to the temple is a museum dedicated to the late Dilgo
Khyentse Rinpoche. You will see photographs and other personal artefacts belonging to the Rinpoche.
Paro Town [1 hrs] - Explore the main street of Paro town and check out if there's anything you will like to pick up as a