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If you are coming to Bhutan by air, then Paro is going to be your introduction to this small and beautiful country in Himalayas. Situated in the Paro Valley of Eastern Himalayas, the town is full of legends, heroism, and natural splendour. Though the capital of Bhutan is Thimphu, but for a longer period in history, Paro had control of this part of the country. The town is located at an altitude of 2,250 m above the sea level with a river flowing gently on its side and making it the most beautiful valley in the country.

What To Do

Bhutan in some way is the only country left in the world still untouched by the hazards of the modern world. This phenomenon has made this country an unforgettable place to explore, giving you access to some of the most exclusive trekking routes in the world. Sightseeing, trekking, hiking, and nature and bird watching are some of the activities in Paro Valley that would have a rejuvenating effect on you.

Sightseeing

Gateway to Bhutan and its one of the most important places, Paro is a pleasant experience. With a total length of only one mile and just one street, Paro can be considered as one of the smallest towns on earth with an international airport. Most of the residents here live in the beautiful valley that surrounds the town.

Paro Dzong
Paro Dzong is the symbolic centre of religious and secular affairs of the entire Paro Valley. Consecrated in 1646, the Dzong is an architectural wonder that showcases the cultural strength of the kingdom'.

National Museum
The National Museum of Bhutan is situated above the Paro Dzong in the old watchtower, one of the earliest constructed buildings in the country. The collection in the museum includes weapons and stamps, birds and mammals, and a good display of ancient Bhutanese art and artefacts.

Taktsang Lhakang (Tiger's Nest)
The most important religious site for the Bhutanese people, this monastery is located at a distance of around 80 km from Paro, precariously perched on the edge of a cliff. It is a long walk from Paro to this monastery, and it is difficult to find anybody except the trekkers and Buddhist monks on this walk. Taktsang Lhakang is the place where it is believed that Guru Rimpoche arrived more than a million ago on the back of a legendary tigress. He meditated in a cave for around two months, and this monastery was built on the spot. Bhutan Tourism Corporation Limited has constructed a beautiful coffee-house at a wonderful vantage point of the monastery.

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