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Rinpung Dzong, Paro

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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... 
    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
    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 »
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  • Sitting on rhe slope of a mountain, it's a peaceful place. The architecture imparts the knowledge of how Bhutanese architecture has intricately weaved shapes, form, pattern and colours as one. A place to rejuvenate.
  • One of the oldest Dzong of Bhutan, Ancient Architecture. Very nice museum and Temple

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