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Address: Paro, Bhutan
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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3-Nights Highlight Tour of Bhutan from Paro
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A Visit To Rinpung Dzong

We enjoyed seeing the architecture of this Buddhist Monastery and fortress. We had a great guide, Tinlay, who explained the meaning behind the giant murals in the hall as you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bountiful, Utah

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed seeing the architecture of this Buddhist Monastery and fortress. We had a great guide, Tinlay, who explained the meaning behind the giant murals in the hall as you enter this fort as well as its history.

Thank RYJ1
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The dzong is very beautiful and the journey to it also amazing. There is so much to know about Bhutan's history. A must visit in Paro.

Thank lakshit11
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Another great Dzong that deserves a visit. Not my most favorite but still well worth the time and effort. I'm always impressed with the architecture and painted wood work. After your visit you can walk down the hill and cross a very old covered foot bridge.

Thank Perry H
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dzong is built a bit higher than the Paro City, so it is visible from everywhere. It looks beautiful at night. It has nice & colorful traditional Bhutanese wooden architecture with numerous paintings and murals. There is a nice view of the Paro river, city and the airport from here.

Thank Surabhi264
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rinpung Dzong was the last place we saw before we had to go catch our flight. What a beautiful Dzong this is, a must-see when in Paro, but often overlooked in favor of Tiger's Nest. You'll see Rinpung Dzong from anywhere in Paro, as it's one the largest structures in the area, and located on a hill in the valley.... More 

Thank Alex B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Dzong is in Paro and it looks very beautiful when the lights are switched on. It shows the history of Bhutan

Thank Shivani J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an amazing spectacular fortress rich with Bhutanese Architecture and wall paintings, true essence of Bhutan. The beauty of harmony between the District Administration and the Buddhist monks. The general public can visit for any works related to Governance or for religious but need to leave before 6pm after that the whole place is for Buddhist monks. I admire the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Dzong architecture is unique to Bhutan and the majority of them were built in the 16th century when the country was unite as a way to defend themselves and at the same time support their Buddhist monks. This one it is just so impressive specially because it was so quiet and in a very sunny and chilly afternoon the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a must. Outstandingly beautiful. We loved in particular the gorgeous murals. A paradise for an enthusiastic photographer.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The lighting of The Dzong at night is magnificent.Looks absolutely awesome! During the day it looks massive !A very overpowering structure ,a nice one and a traditional Bhutanese architecture .A must visit place.

Thank Shalu2127

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