Dzongdrakha Monastry, Paro

4.8
#5 of 6 in Historic Sites in Paro
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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  • This is a very interesting location for a few hours visit from Paro. It's a powerful destination where four different temples complement each other. Revered by the local people, it offers an...  more »
  • Architecturally beautiful Temple that sits majestically along the River. The walk to the longest suspension bridge is also worth it with its many varieties of tropical flowers.  more »
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  • I have a car and walk up. It is on a bluff in the back of Ponde Valley. It is quiet and good place. There is a memorial chorten of Da Shaw Nishioka on the way to go.
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