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Address: Paro, Bhutan
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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3-Nights Highlight Tour of Bhutan from Paro
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This Dzong is the most scenic and beautiful dzong in Bhutan located besides the river and adorned with paintings, Mighty Buddha statue and his life depicted in pictures in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nisha J

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Pune, India
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since I went to the Punakha Dzong first, I really thought this was just the same or could even be missed. It was pretty quiet and less active in comparison to the Punakha Dzong. There was one small temple inside. The rest was pretty much shut and weren't many monks even. However, the view of Paro from the Dzong is... More 

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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Dzong is the most scenic and beautiful dzong in Bhutan located besides the river and adorned with paintings, Mighty Buddha statue and his life depicted in pictures in the Dzong. A must visit!

Thank Nisha J
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rinpung Dzong is the main fort of the Paro Valley. A majestic building that stands out in the landscape overlooking the mountains It is not as beautiful as the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu but it is definitely worth a visit. Our driver made a mistake of parking near the temple at ground zero, and we had to climb the entire... More 

Thank Anant G
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful experience, historical appearance and majestic fortress. Everything is so huge and seems so mythical with people walking in monk robes, white scarfs and the place so huge yet so silent.

Thank Sonam D
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gross National Happiness GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS The concept of Gross National Happiness is a Development philosophy in Bhutan. The Late Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck expressed his view on the goal of development as making "the people prosperous and happy". The importance of "prosperity and happiness" was highlighted in the King's address on the occasion of Bhutan's admission to the... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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237 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Dzongs of Bhutan and the climb is steep through long stairs. The car park is quite far and you have to take the bridge over Paro Chu which connects the Dzong. There are orange trees which bear fruits all 12 months in a year. The Dzong is typical Bhutan style but very old. Night illumination of... More 

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite experience in Bhutan. Beautiful 14th century building still full functioning as a seat of local government. Access across a stunning beautiful bridge. Lucky enough to see the first day of an amazing local festival of dance in the main courtyard - history alive in all its splendour and totally authentic in every way. Packed in the morning but... More 

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Carson City, Nevada, United States
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monastery is still actively home to Buddhist monks. We caught a nice festival there. There were many folks from town who came to participate in the dancing and music. If you're in this area, it is a must see.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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369 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As all the dzongs, the architecture is amazing. This one is conveniently located in Paro so not difficult to get to.

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New Delhi, India
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165 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is barely anything to see because much of it is not open for visitors. So there isn't anything to report really. There is a largish temple and a room of murals, not much more. The most exciting bit is to walk down from the Dzong to the river. The walk afford a few good photo opps. The Dzong is... More 

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