Paro Rinpung Dzong


14.3/5(2 Ratings)
Ranked 4 of 39 sightseeing in Thimphu
You could head out to the neighbouring district of Paro and see the sights there. Don't miss the Rimpung Dzong or Paro Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the founder of the country of Bhutan, and Taktsang Monastery earlier known as the Tiger's Nest. Another interesting place is Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower built in 1967 and houses the National Museum of Bhutan.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Free/not applicable

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Govindan Naganathan

Govindan Naganathan4.3/5

163 reviews

Fortress on a heap of jewels

Rinpung Dzong is a most iconic Dzong and is well known for Dzong architecture. The Dzong has an imposing a view. We were given to understand that Rinpung Dzong translates to "Fortress on a heap of jewels". The fortress is located on steep hills on the banks of Paro Chu River.It is said that this Dzong helped to keep attacking Tibetans away from Paro valley. The Dzong was hit by earthquake in 1897 but not much damage happened. But a fire in 1907 caused severe damage to the Dzong. The front part of the Dzong houses the district administration while the courtyard in the rear houses the monk body. This is an interesting place to visit in Bhutan.Photography is not allowed inside the Dzong.

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  • Fortress on a heap of jewels
  • Fortress on a heap of jewels
  • Fortress on a heap of jewels

Rajkumari Batheja

Rajkumari Batheja4.3/5

6 reviews

Must be properly dressed to enter

Dzong fortresses which are found in each and every district of Bhutan. Paro Dzong is a fortress which has an administrative side and temple side. In bhutan one has to be dressed formally to visit the Dzong as mark of respect, proper with socks/shoes(shoes to be removed while entering the temple side). The architecture is different in all Dzongs, Paro Dzong is one of the few popular one and the entry is over the the river Paro. Rivers are named as per the district name. Very scenic, one can spend approx 1-2 hours.

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