Paro Tourism

Visit Paro - Best of Paro

Paro is one of the three cities that forms the ‘golden triangle’ of Bhutanese Buddhism and is a must-do on the Bhutan Vacations; the other two being Punakha and Jakar. Home to the country’s only international airport, it is a town laden with historical significance with several sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through it, each with its own fascinating legends and mythological fables.

The main street of Paro is constructed of traditional wooden structures while the bazaar area is a nondescript jungle of concrete buildings. Paro itineraries always enchant you with the alluring and mystique charm of the city.

The Paro Valley, considered to be one of the most beautiful in Bhutan tourism, is verdant and lush – a real visual treat. This is the place for you if you want some nature and simplicity, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can immerse yourself in local cultural heritage and tale corresponding to religious beliefs and come away having learnt a completely new perspective.  Paro tourism gives you a warm welcome to learn and live!

Paro Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Paro tips for your visit

  • Plan your trip well in advance, especially if you are visiting at the height of the tourist season or during the Paro Tsechu or the ThimpuTsechu.
  • Expect a peaceful and tranquil trip with beautiful scenery and not a lot of night life.
  • Take the time to learn a few Bhutanese customs. For example when offered food, one should say “MesshuMesshu” and cover ones mouth and only accept on the second or third offering.
  • Forget that you are in a high altitude location and it may take some time to adjust.
  • Try trekking in the mountains before your body has gotten used to the altitude.
  • Forget that the altitude will alter your body’s reaction to alcohol – a single beer might get you plastered!
More about Paro

Facts and Stats for Paro*

  • Pollution Statistics in Paro

    Know the pollution level of Paro before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 64.29 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Paro: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Paro for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Paro.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65 (High)
    • Attacks 55 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55 (Moderate)
  • Living in Paro - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 46.02 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 61.21 (High)
    • Health Care Index 42.59 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 20.79 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Paro

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Paro

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 107.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 15.36 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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