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Paro, Bhutan
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All reviews administrative offices paro valley bhutanese architecture little buddha wooden bridge national museum buddhist monks worth a visit beautiful structure wall paintings watch tower entry fee must visit place tiger's nest fortress heap monastic
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I think this dzong looks more authentic & old than the Punakha Dzong. Most of the old wooden structure is intact. Beautiful murals of the gods of the 4 directions guard the entranceway. At the end of the dzong are the prayer halls and a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BangkokJock
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another beautiful dzong with traditional Bhutanese architecture and multiple courtyards. One can get a nice view of the Paro valley from the dzong.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wlliew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful dzong. But if you don't have a guide the person at the ticket counter gives you running tour. Not done. There should be a guide to hire if you don't have one.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wayfarer23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rinpung Dzong is a beautiful fortress which was built in 1644. The fort was used on numerous occasions to defend the Paro valley from invaders from Tibet. The dzong survived the 1897 earthquake but was severely damaged by fire in 1907. You go over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Al H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Paro Dzong, sits boldly on a hill commanding an extensive view of the Paro valley. Built as a fortress to protect against invasions, it is now the seat of the local monastic and governmental bodies. The architecture inside is based on a courtyard system...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vidhis20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice dzong, although Trongsa and Punakha dzongs have more interesting architecture. An excellent view from the windows

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PawelJK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent about an hour there and loved the architectural design. The view from overlooking the bridge is really something to look at. A must while in Paro.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in the heart of Paro town and by the side of paro river, the Rinpung Dzong is unique in the construction and the way it's being preserved. The architecture is bhutaneese and with mural paintings. One would like to walk across the bridge and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sujish c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rinpung Dzong is the Paro District Office and a spectacular house of art. The murals on the walls are beautiful and the whole place has a very quaint feeling to it. Lots of Lamas and young boys on their path to becoming Lamas can be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anirban S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another picturesque place for photos that could serve as a postcard. The dzong have been transformed into a portion of administrative offices and monastery on the other side. Each dzong has its own special story. Photos are not allowed in the temple. This temple was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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31 August 2017|
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Response from Tarek K | Reviewed this property |
its the national museum which is closed for maintenance...not the Dzong...the museum is currently operating in a separate building...but Rinpung Dzong is open to visit....
25 June 2016|
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Response from TartanWanderer | Reviewed this property |
Hello - if you have visa questions I suggest you look at the relevant Embassy website. The main airport is at Paro. I hope that helps.
5 June 2016|
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Response from ravishankar79 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, august is rainy season, you have to make walk of around15 km for tiger nest on hills, if season is bad i think it is difficult. Rest place can be visited..... anyway good luck for the journey...