Paro is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Paro one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Paro is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Paro or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Paro. Explore the historical monuments of Paro with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Paro guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Paro page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Paro landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Paro.
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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 exte...
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Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 Rinpo...
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Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 NgawangNamgya...
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Behind ParoDzong,Paro, Bhutan
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, a...