Discover iconic Paro
The historical town of Paro lies at the centre of Paro Valley along the banks of the Paro Chhu River, and is blessed in rich sites and ancient buildings. Forming part of the core of exceptional destinations in Bhutan, Paro is both the name of the district as well as a town located within the region.
Recognised as one of the most fertile as well as historic valleys of Bhutan, it is home to as many as 155 temples and monasteries dating back to the 14th century and also Bhutan’s sole international airport. This pretty destination is covered with terraced paddy fields and quaint farmhouses scattered throughout the valley while its upper reaches boast coniferous forests.
Among its many temples, Paro is most famous for the iconic Takhtsang Lakhang (also known as the Tiger’s Nest), situated at the northern end of the valley. It is also home to the National Museum, which displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artefacts and artwork.