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Admire an impressive masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture at Dzongdrakha Monastry, a complex made up of four shrines perched on a cliff overlooking terraced fields. With massive walls painted white with orange ocher lining in the upper decks, the temple complex features well-preserved paintings and colorful murals depicting Wheel of Life and scenes from the life of Buddha. An integral part of this scenic complex is a footbridge across Paro River which connects two white towers, now on the tentative list of World Heritage Sites. Observe monks chanting and performing their daily chores. Be prepared to show some ID if you are not visiting with a guide. Arrange your visit to Dzongdrakha Monastry and discover more family-friendly attractions in Paro using our Paro trip planner.
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Praying for courage, strength and good luck to face life's challenges? The Dzongrakha temples have it all! Standing above the beautiful Dzogdrakha village, these holy temples provide blessings from...
Praying for courage, strength and good luck to face life's challenges? The Dzongrakha temples have it all! Standing above the beautiful Dzogdrakha village, these holy temples provide blessings from... more »
An amazing architecture marvel. Bhutan is unique for its architectural beauty and so is the temple View of Paro can be seen from here
An amazing architecture marvel. Bhutan is unique for its architectural beauty and so is the temple View of Paro can be seen from here more »
Good morning from Dzongdra, BHUTAN With Namgay Adventure Travels I hope your day is filled with beauty and tranquility. The sun is shining and the sky is a deep blue – the perfect day for exploring and enjoying the natural world. Took a walk through rural villages and paddy fields, to Dzongdra, found a comfortable spot and spent a few moments with the sights and sounds of nature. There's something special about taking a break from the busy world to just sit and breathe. Have a great day!
The charming Dzongdrakha Lhakhang is a complex of small temples and is a 20 minutes’ drive from the Paro main town towards Haa valley. Most people mistake the Dzongdrakha Lhakhang for the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery as it is also located on the steep cliff overlooking the valley. There are 4 shrines dedicated to the 4 main Buddhist saints - Drolma (Tara), Tsheringma (Goddess of long life), Jowo Jampa (Future Buddha) and Guru Padmasambhava (Patron saint of Bhutan). The visit and excursion of Dzongdrakha Lhakhang can be considered an off the beaten path experience as this is rarely visited by tourists and does not fall on the radar of popular tourist attractions. For hikers, there is an alternate route which is a 30 minutes’ hike from the valley below and is one of the best day hikes for nature enthusiast. On the hike you will be walking through the village and you can visit some traditional houses, interact with the villagers and if interested help them in their farming activities depending on the season. Rice cultivation, fruits and vegetable farming is the main source of livelihood of the villagers here. Bhutanese people love tourists so one is always welcome to help in the farm or share a home cooked meal or just a cup of tea while exchanging stories. From the temple, you can enjoy scenic view of Bondey and the surrounding villages.
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