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Rinpung Dzong, Paro

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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.
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  • 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.

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