Paro Tours, Vacations & Travel Packages
On Bhutan vacations, you will certainly want to visit Paro, a charming town located in the Paro Valley, in the western part of Bhutan. Sitting at an elevation of 2280m, on the bank of Pa Chhu River, this historic town is close to the Tibetan border and was once the centre of two important trade routes to Tibet. Today, Paro Valley has a new road linking to Phuntsholing, a town along the Indian border.
Rinpung Dzong is a large monastery and fortress, constructed in 1646. With its towering five stories, Rinpung Dzong was used as an effective defence against numerous invasion attempts by the Tibetans. Rebuilt after a fire in 1907, the Dzong now houses a sacred collection of masks and costumes, dating back centuries. Across the hill above the Dzong is an ancient watchtower which later became the National Museum of Bhutan in 1967.
Taktshang (meaning Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, located 10kms away from Paro, is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. Perched 1200m on a cliff’s edge, this monastery is believed to have brought Guru Rinpoche, the father of Bhutanese Buddhism, on the back of a tiger. Pilgrims and tourists on Bhutan tours still flock to this impressive monastery today, as they endure the 2-3 hour uphill hike.
Along with other surrounding monasteries and fortresses, Paro Town, established in 1985, features a main street lined with colourful, traditional architecture. The buildings are comprised of small shops, institutions, and restaurants.
Filled with ancient customs, magnificent architecture, and elaborate scenery throughout, Paro is a quiet, spiritual place to enjoy nature and a sense of peace and tranquility on a Bhutan vacation.
Bhutan Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Bhutan vacations.
Learn about the history and culture of Bhutan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Bhutan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Bhutan for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Bhutan tours today!
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