Best Things To Do in Paro, Bhutan

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PLACES TO SEE 

The Paro itinerary planner takes you through a time-travel to an untouched world of peace and spirituality.

  • Taktsang Monastery
  • ParoDzong
  • Jangsarbu Lhakhang
  • kichu Lakhang
  • Drukgyel Dzong
  • National musuem of Bhutan
  • Chele la pass

Below we have a list of things to do in Paro and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Paro getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Paro with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Paro

Here is the list of things to do in Paro and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Taktsang Monastery

    4.8 (4758 Votes)
    Taktsang Monastery

    Religious Site, View Point, Hiking Trail, Historical Site

    Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known in Bhutan as Guru Rinpoche flew to this special monastery on the back of a tigress in the 8th century when it was abound with evil spirits. He spent three months thereafter deep in meditation here and thus, the TaktsangGoemba or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery has been sanctified by Guru Rinpoche, consecrated to tame the tiger demon. Today...Read more
  2. Paro Dzong

    4.6 (4203 Votes)
    Paro Dzong

    Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture , Monastery

    The ParoDzong is commonly referred to as the RinpungDzong, and is a fortress-monastery commanding the view of theParo valley, as though pondering over its long, tumultuous history. Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche initially built a monastery here towards the beginning of the tenth century, the size of which was increased in 1644 by NgawangNamgyal on the old foundations to an imposing five-st...Read more
  3. National Museum Of Bhutan

    4.2 (3302 Votes)
    National Museum Of Bhutan

    Museum, History Museum, Watch Tower, Tower

    Located above RinpungDzong, National Museum of Bhutan was established in 1968 in the renovated building of the ancient Ta-dzong, a 17th-century watchtower.A cultural museum in Paro in western Bhutan, it was constructed under the patronage of His Majesty, the King JigmeDorjiWangchuck, the third King of Bhutan. Opened in 1968, some of the most exquisite pieces of Bhutanese art, including absolute...Read more
  4. Chele La Pass

    4.7 (2246 Votes)
    Chele La Pass

    View Point, Nature

    Tuck yourselves in your warm clothes for this one; you’ll be able to feel the temperature drop as you gain altitude over the course of your two-hour thickly-forested drive from Paro. In winters, you will come across waterfalls, frozen rivers, alpine flowers and snow on the way to the pass. The Chele La Pass is one of the highest vantage points in Bhutan, from which you can marvel at comma...Read more
  5. Drukgyel Dzong

    4.4 (2095 Votes)
    Drukgyel Dzong

    Religious Site, Monastery

    Drukgyal Dzong, now in ruins,used to be a fortress and Buddhist monastery, and is considered one of the most significant archaeological sites in Bhutan. Located in the upper part of the Paro valley, the Dzong was built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Shabdrung Ngawan gNamgyal, the lineage holder of Drukpa-Kagyud school of Buddhism, who came to Bhutan in 1616 escaping the conflict ove...Read more
  6. Jangsarbu Lhakhang

    Religious Site, Temple, Statue

    This seemingly small and insignificant-looking temple is home to themajestic statue of Sakyamuni Buddha that was carried all the way from Lhasa, Tibet. The temple also houses the protector deity of Paro. As the traditional legend goes, the statue of SHakyamuni Buddha was destined for ParoDzong or RinpungDzong, behind which this temple is located, and was only placed in the JangsarbuLhakhangover...Read more
  7. Kichu Lakhang

    4.4 (3245 Votes)
    Kichu Lakhang

    Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Statue

    There is an intriguing Bhutanese belief that the two orange trees in Kyichu Lhakhang’s courtyard bear fruit throughout the year. According to traditional mythology,the temple, along with JampeLhakhang in Bumthang, were chosen by the 7th century Tibetan King SongtsenGampo to tame a huge demoness obstructing the spread of Buddhism, over an extensive area. He is said to have multiplied himse...Read more
  8. Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang

    4.3 (57 Votes)
    Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang

    Religious Site, Temple

    Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang is a unique Buddhist temple in Paro, Bhutan. Built in the fifteenth century, the temple has become one of the significant places in town. The temple is located on the edge of a hill with a backdrop of Paro and Dopchari valleys and is tucked away in lush greenery. Golden and brown roof with a simple white exterior looks picturesque amidst misty landscapes. It is a perfe...Read more
  9. Tachog Lhakhang

    4.1 (4 Votes)
    Tachog Lhakhang

    Religious Site, Monastery

    Tachog Lhakhang is a privately run Buddhist Monastery which is situated on the base of a magnificent mountain across the Pa Chu River and was constructed in the early 15th century. It was built by the great Poet and iron bridge builder Yogi Thangtong Gyalpo who constructed Dungtse Lhakhang as well as several other iron bridges throughout Tibet and Bhutan. Tachogang refers to the ‘temple o...Read more
  10. Gangtey Palace Hotel

    4.4 (10 Votes)
    Paro, Bhutan
  11. Paro- Highway, Shaba, Paro 12001, Bhutan
  12. Uma By Como Paro

    4.7 (4 Votes)
    Paro, Bhutan
  13. Phajoding Monastery

    4.8 (1 Vote)
    Phajoding-Pumola Trail, Phajoding, Bhutan
  14. Motithang, Bhutan
  15. Simkotra Tsho

    5 (1 Vote)
    Simkotra Tsho, Bhutan