Paro, Bhutan


Paro is one of Bhutan’s most historic valleys of Bhutan. It is home to the country’s only international airport, Paro International Airport.

Traditional architecture is showcased along Paro’s main street, featuring richly decorated buildings that house small shops, institutions and restaurants. Important cultural sites can also be found in the district of Paro, including Taktsang, or Tiger’s Nest, the most famous monastery in Bhutan; Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the country’s oldest temples, dating back to the 7th century; Rinpung Dzong, also known as Paro Dzong, a massive monastery and fortress where scenes from the Little Buddha movie was filmed; and many others.

Pleasant mid-range hotels and lodges are tucked into the hills above Paro. Only 54 kilometers away from Bhutan’s capital city of Thimphu, it is the perfect starting point for visitors to explore the wonders of the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

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Paro Tshechu

Every year, Paro Tshechu takes place in the Paro Valley of Bhutan, hosted within Paro Dzong, an ancient fortress-turned-monastery that serves as the focal point of religious activities in the country. Paro Tshechu typically falls in the spring months during the month of March or April, following the 10th day of the second month of the Bhutanese calendar. Regarded as the holiest among Tshechu Festivals, the festivities span five days, offering a vibrant spectacle that unites Bhutanese people from diverse backgrounds.



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