It is a beautiful valley located in Western Bhutan with an area of 2800 Sq. Kms. Breathtaking Lhakhangs and monasteries are perched on mountain hills. Two sacred rivers with its respective source at Jumolhari and Chumo phug mountains, makes their way through Paro valley enhancing its beauty and grandeur
Taktsang Monastery :
The Taktsang, popularly known as the “Tiger’s Nest” is perched on the side of a cliff at a height of 900m above the Paro valley. It is considered as a signature spot for the tourist. It is a Gem of a Paro Valley. Nestled up in a cliff , it is considered as one of the twelve wonders of the world.
Rinpung Dzong :
It is popularly called as Fortress of the heap of jewels. It was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1644AD. It is the administrative seat of Paro District. The annual Paro festival is held here.
Ta Dzong :
It was built as a watchtower . It was converted into a national museum in 1968. You can witness finest specimen of Bhutanese art, masterpieces of bronze statues and paintings
Perched on a small hill top of Paro valley lies a small monastery ‘Dra Karpo ‘ (split Rock), one of the holiest site in Bhutan. It is believed that even the deadliest of your sin will be washed away if you can circumambulate 108 times around Dra Karpo
It was built in 1649 to commemorate the victory of Bhutanese over the allied Tibetan-Mongolian forces. The Dzong as a defense fortress is said to have housed the finest armory in the country.
It is one of the oldest and sacred monastery in Bhutan. The construction of it dates back to the 7th century by Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gyelpo
Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang Temple:
The architect of the temple is very rare According to a Bhutanese source it was built "on the nose of a hill that looks like a frog in order to counteract Sadag (earth-owning spirit) and Lunyen (powerful naga spirit).
Chumphu Nye :
It is located on a hilltop and completely isolated from the town. It may take about 7 to 8 hours hike back and forth.The walk is nurturing. The best part about the temple is witnessing a floating statue of Vajra Dakini. She is literally floating in above the ground.
Nye Phu Monastery:
The first Neyphug Trulku established Neyphu Monastery in 1550 at the celestial land of Chuden. Right now the old Neyphu monastery is dismantled due to the damage caused by an earthquake and the new monastery is being built
Namgay Artisinary Brewery:
Set in a traditional Bhutanese style, this place brews different flavour of Bhutanese Beer. You can try out different flavour of Bhutanese beer and enjoy the scenic view of Paro Valley.