Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront


P.O. Box 1265, Shaba, Paro, Bhutan   •  Weather:   

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Bhutan’s unique archery matches are considered the Kingdom’s national sport, and traditional Bhutanese musical performances are also worth seeing. A prayer wheel can be spun for wisdom and good karma. More ancient living Bhutanese culture can be found during the popular annual Paro Tsechu festival held every March or April. During this colourful multiday event, visitors can witness locals dressed in native attire, and unique religious dance performances.

Shops sell traditional handmade paper, paintings, embroidery, jewellery, sculptures, bright textiles, and bronze and wood ornaments. After a stimulating day, a Bhutanese hot stone bath is perfectly relaxing, by incorporating water heated with river stones that release therapeutic minerals. The region’s flavourful cuisine includes jasha maru made with minced chicken and tomatoes, ema dashi made with spicy cheese and chilli peppers, momos (dumplings), nutty flavoured red rice, and butter tea served with crunchy fried rice.