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Tiger’s Nest – 8 min drive

February 12, 2020

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Located 7 km away from the Paro town and further two-hour hike from the base of the cliff. The monastery is built on a scary and stiff cliff. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this site in the eighth century on a flying tigress. Later, the monastery was built and it still remains […]

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Dungtshe Stupa – 5 min drive

February 12, 2020

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Located very near to Paro town, the small three-storied Dungtse monastery stands at Jangsa village. The great Tibetan saint, Thangtong Gyalpo, built it after subduing an ogress in the 13th century. This temple is unique in Bhutan as it’s paintings show the progressive stages of Tantric Buddhist philosophy as well as the most important deities […]

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Kichu Monastery – 15 min walk

February 12, 2020

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Located in Paro on the way to Drukgyel Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang  (monastery) is one of the oldest and sacred  temples in Bhutan, built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century amongst 108 monasteries built within a day. Square shaped temple in the picture  is the main temple. In the 8th century Guru […]

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Rinpung Dzong – 15 min drive

February 12, 2020

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(Fortress on a Heap of Jewels) Located at the left bank of Paro River overlooking Paro Valley. Every year, a great annual festival, called the tshechu is held at the dzong and it is one of the important tshechus in the country. Visiting Bhutan for a short time? It is best to visit during the […]

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National Museum – 10 min drive

February 12, 2020

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Located above the Ringpung Dzong, the National Museum also called as Taa Dzong was built in mid 17th century in a circular shape. There are more than 3,000 works of art and artefacts from as early as 4,000 BC to the present day. The museum has documented Bhutan’s transition from the Stone Age into the […]

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International Airport, Paro – 10 min drive

February 12, 2020

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Located at 2,235 metres above the sea level and surrounded by mountains, it is an hour drive from the capital city, Thimphu. Until Bhutan Airlines was established in October 2013, Drukair, the country’s national airline was only a carrier in Bhutan. The airliners in the country have flights connections to Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Delhi and […]

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Drukgeyl Dzong – 15 minutes drive

February 12, 2020

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Located at the upper part of Paro valley, the Dzong  (fortress) was built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate a victory over an invasion from Tibet. In the early 1954, the Dzong was razed down by the fire and today the renovation is still going on to […]

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Kila Goenpa Nunnery

February 14, 2020

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Located below Chelela, after travelling 27 km from Paro. It is a peaceful home for Buddhist nuns who have dedicated their lives to spiritual fulfilment and lead undisturbed lives of religious studies, prayer and meditation. Kila, ‘a subjugating spiritual dragger that destroys the negativity’. It has seven little temples built on the cliff-side facing Paro […]

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