A dream to explore on foot, Paro deserves its place on any Bhutanese itinerary. This historic town is awash with sacred sites and buildings, but the outstanding natural beauty of the Paro valley is a reason to visit in itself!
The first stop for anyone travelling to Bhutan, Paro is a charming traditional town and a fantastic introduction to the rich Bhutanese culture.
There are over 150 monasteries and temples to discover, but no trip would be complete without visiting the nearby Taktshang, or Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Balanced on the edge of a cliff 3,000 feet above the town, the monastery is one of Bhutan’s best known landmarks. The two-hour trek it takes to reach it is well worth the effort, and you will be rewarded along the way with sensational valley views.
The Paro dzong is a fine example of Bhutanese architecture, and was used to defend against invasions in days gone by. This is Bhutan’s most illustrious dzong and is situated at the centre of the valley. Other attractions include the National Museum of Bhutan which is a must for anyone looking to get a deeper look into the rich history and cultural heritage of this nation.
Visitors can also embark on a road trip from Paro to Chele La, a stunning route that offers excellent walking detours and picture-perfect views of the sacred Mt Jomolhari.
Paro is an essential stop on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Bhutan.