Top Historical Places in Paro

Are you looking to explore the history of Paro through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Paro including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Paro. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Paro ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Paro, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Paro for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Paro with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  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. 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
  4. 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