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Historic streets and the iconic Tiger’s Nest

Paro

You can’t miss Paro even if you try – it’s Bhutan’s only international airport – but it's a spectacular place and well worth a few days on your itinerary. Tour the historic town and the famous Tiger’s Nest. You can’t miss Paro even if you try – it’s Bhutan’s only international airport – but it's a spectacular place and well worth a few days on your itinerary. Tour the historic town and the famous Tiger’s Nest.
Why Paro?
Paro has been inhabited since at least the 10th century, though it grew most following the foundation of the Dungtse Lhakhang and Rinpung Dzong in the 1500s and 1600s. You’ll notice that the traditional architecture is highly decorative, with even modern buildings adhering to the traditional style. Walking these storied streets by foot is the best way to get the feel of Paro, nipping in and out of aromatic cafes and local shops for cups of tea and handicrafts.

The Rinpung Dzong means “heaps of jewels” and while most of its treasures were sadly lost in a 1907 fire, one sacred thangka painting was saved and the dzong displays it alongside an impressive collection of antique and modern costumes. Just outside of Paro is the Paro Taktsang, more commonly known as the Tiger’s Nest. Clinging to a rock face at the site where Guru Rinpoche meditated for three years straight, it’s a striking collection of terraced monastery buildings and caves.
  • A charming, historic town.
  • Gateway to the iconic Tiger’s Nest.
  • Fascinating intricate architecture.
  • Shop for local art and crafts.
  • Learn about Bhutan culture and tradition.
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