Paro

Nestled among brush-covered hills of the Paro valley, this humble village is home to some of the most treasured historical sites in all of Bhutan, as well as the country's only international airport. The surrounding valley's mixture of rolling hills and steep, mountainous inclines make Paro an ideal location for both novice and expert hikers, on their way to marvel at the Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) or simply ascending to appreciate the scope of the sunset as it sinks beneath the lip of the timberline.
Nestled among brush-covered hills of the Paro valley, this humble village is home to some of the most treasured historical sites in all of Bhutan, as well as the country's only international airport. The surrounding valley's mixture of rolling hills and steep, mountainous inclines make Paro an ideal location for both novice and expert hikers, on their way to marvel at the Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) or simply ascending to appreciate the scope of the sunset as it sinks beneath the lip of the timberline.

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Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Embark on a half-day round-trip hike to Takstang, the "Tiger's Nest" monastery. This magical looking temple complex clings to a vertical cliff some 3,000 feet above the Paro Valley floor (and more than 10,000 feet above sea level) and is perhaps the most iconic image of Bhutan. The legend of Taktsang dates back to 747 AD, when Guru Rinpoche is believed to have arrived at the site on the back of a tiger.

Paro Dzong

Visit Paro Dzong. Also known by the evocative sobriquet “The Fortress of the Heap of Jewels,” Paro Dzong contains several important temples dedicated to prominent deities. Today the Dzong is the administrative seat of the District of Paro and it also houses a state-sponsored monastic community of 350 members. The central tower, or utse, is one of the most beautiful in Bhutan and displays superbly carved woodwork.

Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation

Take part in a Himalayan singing bowl meditation, where the harmonies of vibrating copper bowls produce restfulness and peace of mind.

National Museum of Bhutan

Visit the National Museum of Bhutan, which has extensive collections of Bhutanese cultural and religious artifacts spanning the centuries, including perhaps the most significant group of thangkas in the country. Don’t miss the large Temple of the Tree of Wisdom, an intricately carved sculpture depicting the history of Buddhism and its various branches.

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