Top 10 things to do in Paro District

  1. Tiger's Nest Monastery
    Taktsang trail, Bhutan
    A must-visit for anyone traveling to Bhutan, the Tiger's Nest Monastery is a sacred site perched on a cliff 3,120 meters above sea level. Visitors can hike the Taktsang trail to reach the monastery and enjoy stunning views of the Paro Valley along the way.
  2. Paro Taktsang Museum
    Taktsang trail, Bhutan
    This museum is located at the base of the Taktsang trail and provides visitors with an excellent introduction to the history and culture of Bhutan. The exhibits include artifacts from the Tiger's Nest Monastery and other important religious sites in the region.
  3. National Museum of Bhutan
    Ta Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
    Located in a 17th-century watchtower, the National Museum of Bhutan is home to an impressive collection of art, artifacts, and cultural treasures. Visitors can learn about the history and customs of Bhutan through interactive exhibits and multimedia displays.
  4. Paro Dzong
    Paro, Bhutan
    This stunning fortress-monastery is one of the most impressive architectural wonders in Bhutan. Built in the 17th century, Paro Dzong is a symbol of the country's rich cultural heritage and serves as the administrative center of the Paro District.
  5. Kyichu Lhakhang
    Lango Gewog, Paro, Bhutan
    One of the oldest and most sacred temples in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang is believed to have been built in the 7th century by the Tibetan emperor Songtsen Gampo. Visitors can explore the temple's ornate murals, statues, and prayer wheels.
  6. Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang
    Paro, Bhutan
    This unique temple is known for its unusual three-story design and intricate carvings. Built in the 15th century, Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang is dedicated to the goddess Tara and is one of the most important religious sites in the Paro District.
  7. Chele La Pass
    Paro, Bhutan
    At an altitude of 3,988 meters, Chele La Pass is one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains and explore the surrounding wilderness on foot or by car.
  8. Drukgyel Dzong
    Paro, Bhutan
    This fortress was built in the 17th century to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders. Today, Drukgyel Dzong is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of Bhutan's proud history and heritage.
  9. Rinpung Dzong
    Paro, Bhutan
    This impressive fortress-monastery is one of the most iconic landmarks in Bhutan. Built in the 15th century, Rinpung Dzong is home to stunning murals, intricate woodwork, and a collection of ancient artifacts.
  10. Dzongdrakha Temple
    Paro, Bhutan
    Located on a cliff overlooking the Paro Valley, Dzongdrakha Temple is a peaceful and picturesque place to visit. Visitors can explore the temple's intricate murals and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and countryside.