Places to See or Visit in Paro
Paro is home to numerous sacred fortresses and monasteries. Set on the edge of a steep cliff, the 17th-century Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) is one of Bhutan’s most famous attractions and is just 30 minutes by car outside of town. Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the nation’s oldest and most beautiful monasteries, dating back to the 7th century. Overlooking Paro Valley and filled with rich history, the large Buddhist monastery and fortress Rinpung Dzong is another top attraction. Housed in a former watchtower, the artefacts at the National Museum of Bhutan are equally stimulating. Western Bhutan’s striking forests and the Himalayas can be appreciated on an exhilarating trek.