Paro is a highly imposing place to be in. Lying on the banks of Paro Chhu, it is one of the places known for its Paro Dzong. One of the best towns of Bhutan, it’s a place buzzling with restaurants, multi – storey buildings, and painted wooden shops. A thrilling place mixed with religion is what best described Paro.
Places to See
Paro Dzong: Built in the year 1644, is also known as Fortress on a Heap of Jewels. This fort was basically the defense against several invasions by Tibet. What can be seen here include its beautiful courtyard, central tower, rich carved wood painted in gold and black; monastic quarters and the picturesque river which flows from west bank.
This town temple is also known as Tshongdoe Naktshang was built in the year 1525. One can see the Jampa situated in the centre of temple. A good collection of old Bhutanese shields and weapons too is worth a look.
This beautifully laid out traditional village house is filled with colourful, decorative and traditionally built out Bhutanese houses. A typical lifestyle of a farmer can be experienced here.
Basically a chorten – like temple depicts HELL, EARTH and HEAVEN in its three floors. The paintings here are thought to be the best in Bhutan.
Taktshang Lhakhang :
One of the most famous Bhutanese monasteries this place is preached on 900 meters. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated here. It is also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest”. It is visited by almost every Bhutanese once in their lifetime.
Ugyen Pelri Palace:
It’s a small beautiful palace made out of wood just like a storyland. Made for the meditation purpose of Guru Rinpoche in the year 1900; it’s one of the best architecture example of Bhutan’s architecture.