Paro

Paro Dzong

Paro (population 4,500) is a town in the south west of Bhutan.

Understand

Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. In addition, the Paro Valley is wide and verdant and is recognized as one of the most beautiful in all Bhutan. Prefer to stay in Paro if you are someone who is fond of nature and would like to spend a quiet and peaceful time. However, apart from the main street (which is constructed of traditional wooden structures), the bazaar area is a nondescript hodgepodge of concrete buildings that is totally bereft of charm and character. Along with Jakar and Punakha, Paro forms the 'golden triangle' of popular tourist destinations in Bhutan.

Get in

Get around

As the main tourist sites in Paro are spread out throughout the valley, a vehicle is required to get around. Taxis are available for hire inside the main bazaar.

See

Taktsang Monastery
Drukgyel Dzong

Do

Buy

Eat

Budget

Mid range

Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid range

Splurge

Go next

Connect

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