Impressive inside and out, Rinpung Dzong houses the district's monastic body and administrative offices of the government. Founded in the 15th century, the large fortress-like structure belongs to the Tibetan Kagyu School's Drukpa lineage. As with other dzongs, it stands on a ridge near a river and contains many chapels and shrines. Explore the well-maintained compound and visit the Deyangkha Temple outside the main dzong, as well as the national museum housed in a seven-story watchtower. Following the Bhutanese lunar calendar, many public annual festivals and holy processions take place here. Remember to respect the dress code during your visit. See Rinpung Dzong and all Paro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paro tour itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including Rinpung Dzong
Tours to Rinpung Dzong
$2,160 BOOK WITH VIATOR Best of Bhutan Tour( Culture- Hikes- Architecture- Short Trek- Festival )
Duration: 10 days
Rinpung Dzong reviews
Dzong architecture is used for buildings, a distinctive type of fortified monastery architecture found mainly in Bhutan, its serve as the religious/monastic and administrative centers of... more »
Located beside Paro river it is monolithically constructed by wood without use of nails. Original structure destroyed by fire in the last century and reconstructed later-on. From the western balcony.... more »
This Dzong is a must visit if you are in Paro. The architecture and the paintings are really beautiful. The rich history of the Dzong will leave you in wonder.
The Rinpung Dzong currently serves as the Royal Court of Justice. It has a rich history and the architecture here is similar to other Dzong in Bhutan. The detailing in the woodwork and the painting on the walls is very intricate. It is a very scenic building both by day and at night.
Plan your trip to Paro
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Paro
Side trips from Paro
Hidden gems in Paro
Nearby attractions in Paro
Historic Sites in Paro
Trips to Rinpung Dzong by other users
11 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM BHUTAN Paro Thimphu Punakha 7 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA Punakha Thimphu Paro 9 days in Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA Punakha Thimphu Paro 9 days in New Delhi & Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA New Delhi Thimphu Paro 9 days in New Delhi & Bhutan BY A USER FROM INDIA New Delhi Thimphu Paro 5 days in Phuentsholing, Thimphu & Paro BY A USER FROM INDIA Phuentsholing Thimphu Paro