The valley of Paro is draped in a blanket of awe-inspiring beauty. The culture here steams from a number ofmyths and legends. The oldest monasteriesand temples in Bhutan are located here along with new architecture like the only airport in the country and the National Museum. Ta Dzong houses the National Museum that has exhibits of relics, an exquisite collection Bhutan’s postage stamps, religious paintings and stunning art.
Rinpung Dzong was built in 1646 by the first of Bhutan’s spiritual and temporal rulers. While walking over the Nemi Zam Bridge, you’ll see the attractive architecture of Rinpung Dzong. To explore one of the oldest temples built back in the seventh century you’ll need to travel to Kyichu Lhakhang. But for a bit of Paro history you have to check out Drukgyel Dzong. It has witnessed many glorious events of daysgone by and still stands there to teach generations of historical events.
Paro valley is also famous for the terraced fields that grows a large portion of the nation’s red rice and is the perfect spot to admire mighty Mount Chomolhari. Legend has it the father of the Bhutanese strain of Mahayana Buddhism, Guru Rinpoche, arrived in the beautiful valley of Paro on the back of a tigress, the cave where he meditated for three months was tuned into a monastery called ‘tiger’s nest’.