Best Things To Do in Paro, Bhutan

Whether you're visiting Paro for a few days or are a localite, Paro is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Paro. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Paro. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Paro. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Paro keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Paro listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Paro which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Paro will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Paro recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Paro

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

  1. Taktsang Monastery

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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

    Tags: 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. Tachog Lhakhang

    Tags: 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
  9. Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang

    Tags: 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
  10. Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront Image
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    ANAND PRAKASH SINGH

    Best hotel of Bhutan...situated at river side...get early morning...fill your lungs with absolute carbon free oxygen n rejuvenate your body...hotel,food,staff Spa ...every thin...

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    Puran Gurung

    With excellent Bhutanese best

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  12. Gangtey Palace Hotel Image
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    Phil Chebuhar

    Very, very comfortable hotel. Good food, nice bar, international clients. Staff is willing to please & will exchange cash money.

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    Jocelyn Chiao

    Beautiful lake, nice and quiet

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  14. Jichu Drake Image
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    Punchy Ohara

    Yeah overall great climb, it’s very easy would recommend it for a nice family day out. My only problem was the military snipers watching me I think it was those damn brown people

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