Dzongdrakha Temple

Dzongdrakha Temple, Paro

Dzongdrakha Temple
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RAJEEV099
Varanasi, India472 contributions
Friends
An amazing architecture marvel. Bhutan is unique for its architectural beauty and so is the temple
View of Paro can be seen from here
Written 4 March 2020
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zeropeerpressure
Reggio Emilia, Italy34 contributions
This is a very interesting location for a few hours visit from Paro. It's a powerful destination where four different temples complement each other. Revered by the local people, it offers an interesting insight into local cultures away from the hustle of more popular (and crowded) destination surrounding the airport.
Written 6 December 2019
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Kathy A
Portland, OR27 contributions
Architecturally beautiful Temple that sits majestically along the River. The walk to the longest suspension bridge is also worth it with its many varieties of tropical flowers.
Written 5 November 2019
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JFBell
London, UK328 contributions
This Dzong dominates the valley over Paro, and you can instantly see why it’s particular location was chosen. Inside was ornately painted (and for our visit decked with flags for a Royal visit). All in all a worthwhile trip
Written 15 October 2019
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Saurabh Gupta
Mumbai, India193 contributions
Family
We went there as part of the Rinpung Dzong, the place is beautiful and well maintained. Its a pleasure to watch young Monks studying there.
Written 22 June 2019
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Duane B
West Des Moines, IA183 contributions
Solo
One of the reasons I was interested in visiting Bhutan was culture and seeing things you don't normally see in other countries. Every location I visited was an example of unique Architecture and culture. Sure you would see things such as coke like any country but when it comes to buildings ery unique. I think this is worth a visit. From what I remember there was a cool view of Paro valley
Written 7 June 2019
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Hockeydad900
La Canada Flintridge, CA323 contributions
Couples
This dzong towers over Paro. It is not as impressive inside as the Punakha dzong. But we were able to see part of a multi-day ceremony involving 30-40 monks chanting and playing drums and horns in the temple. So it is well worth walking through and checking to see what events are happening.
Written 17 April 2019
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handyman111
Albuquerque378 contributions
Solo
This is probably the first Dzong you'll visit after landing in Paro. It will introduce you to the wonderful architecture and symbology of Bhutanese Buddhism. It is very colorful, immensely detailed, and the temple is beyond my ability to describe something so spiritually commanding. It is a sacred space, and we are fortunate to be admitted.
Written 16 April 2019
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Friends
The Dzongdrakha Temple is a popular temple complex which has around 4 temple monasteries and is situated on a cliff side. The view of the temple is just amazing and along with its surroundings, it offers a nice panoramic view. The four different shrines are dedicated to lord Tara, Tsheringma, Guru and Jowo Jampa.
Written 27 March 2019
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bvipul16
Bangalore, Karnataka, India130 contributions
Couples
The temple premises is extremely peaceful. You are not allowed inside without a guide so you need to book the guide at the ticketing area and they give you a tour of the dzong. They explain different aspects of their culture along with why Bhutan is measured in happiness index. Theory goes that all things happening in the present are because of your deeds in the previous life. No other individual can affect your life in any way, hence no one else can be blamed for your troubles in this life. The environment is very silent and peaceful. The Royal Bhutan Court is also housed here along with the residences of the monks. Although it doesnt compare to the Punakha Dzong, this is still worth a visit. Warning: Shorts and half sleeve clothes are not allowed and one needs to be covered at all times to enter.
Written 13 January 2019
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