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Rinpung Dzong, Paro

4.5
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Paro
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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  • must see place Bhutan. specially black crane neck bird which is rare and only found in Phobjikja valley. Paro is very scenic full of valley. very beautiful. no Mc Donald or burger king. The place is r...  more »
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  • Loved the architecture; it was completely empty due to a public holiday so many of the rooms were locked. Worth the ticket needed to enter (take your student ID for 50% off)
  • Strategically located on the hilltop overseeing the entire town of Paro/ Paro airport. A must visit.
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