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Rinpung Dzong, Paro

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Impressive inside and out, Rinpung Dzong houses the district's monastic body and administrative offices of the government. Founded in the 15th century, the large fortress-like structure belongs to the Tibetan Kagyu School's Drukpa lineage. As with other dzongs, it stands on a ridge near a river and contains many chapels and shrines. Explore the well-maintained compound and visit the Deyangkha Temple outside the main dzong, as well as the national museum housed in a seven-story watchtower. Following the Bhutanese lunar calendar, many public annual festivals and holy processions take place here. Remember to respect the dress code during your visit. See Rinpung Dzong and all Paro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paro tour itinerary maker.
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  • A beautiful and historically significant traditional building with a large complex of temples, shrines, and administrative offices, intricate carvings, colorful paintings, and beautiful... 
    A beautiful and historically significant traditional building with a large complex of temples, shrines, and administrative offices, intricate carvings, colorful paintings, and beautiful...  more »
  • Dzong architecture is used for buildings, a distinctive type of fortified monastery architecture found mainly in Bhutan, its serve as the religious/monastic and administrative centers of... 
    Dzong architecture is used for buildings, a distinctive type of fortified monastery architecture found mainly in Bhutan, its serve as the religious/monastic and administrative centers of...  more »
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  • Warmly embracing travelers as they arrive in Bhutan and gently blessing every soul as they leave the kingdom, Paro’s iconic Rinpung Dzong sits on the edge of Paro Airport and the fringes of the old town like a nightly dragon, quietly guarding over the confluence of the historic valleys. Inside the fortress, the valley’s holiest corners quietly blesses the valley as they have for hundreds of years since 1645.
  • One of the finest examples of architecture, the Rinpung Dzong, also known as the Paro Dzong, has a very spiritual environment. Beautifully lit-up at night, the dzong has many illustrations portraying the life of Buddha. A hike to the top of the fortress welcomes you with the spectacular view of nearby valleys. The dzong also holds the colourful annual festival Paro Tshechu which makes it even more impressive than it already is. Not just a significant holy site in Paro, it also offers panoramic views of the Paro Valley and Paro Chhu river to the visitors. Like most dzongs in Bhutan, it houses monks and is an important administrative centre in the city. The 1995 Little Buddha’s shooting site and a perfect family place, it has an ambience so nice which makes one’s evening even more bright and cheerful. Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

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