Rinpung Dzong

Rinpung Dzong, Paro

Rinpung Dzong
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Ugyen
Noida, India286 contributions
Dzong architecture is used for buildings, a distinctive type of fortified monastery architecture found mainly in Bhutan, its serve as the religious/monastic
and administrative centers of respective dzongkhang/district. They are often the site of an annual tsechu or religious festival.

There buildings are one of the iconic buildings found in Bhutan and while in Paro its a must visit. Its gives the true example of cultural and architectural designs of Bhutan.
Its a huge buildings build by stone and wood mostly.
Written 2 June 2021
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Amitava Mallick
Kolkata (Calcutta), India7 contributions
Located beside Paro river it is monolithically constructed by wood without use of nails. Original structure destroyed by fire in the last century and reconstructed later-on. From the western balcony of of the Dzong one can have stunning vie of Paro Ton.
Written 23 June 2020
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,831 contributions
Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) is considered by many to be the finest example of Bhutan architecture. This Dzong is built right on the edge of a hillside overlooking one of the most scenic section of Paro Valley and the Paro-Chu River - stunning scenery here. As can be seen from the attached photos, this Dzong is BIG in size, and it still being used by the Paro City government administrative offices in certain closed sections of the complex. However, portions of the interior areas and the exterior courtyard areas are open for Tourists. Also, it should be noted that "NO Photos" allowed inside the building when you reach the check-in desk for Visitors. Prior to the check-in desk, there are several nice wall murals - photos are allowed of the wall murals prior to the check-in security desk which then has the "NO Photos Allowed" sign beyond that point.

The open courtyard area is very large and exhibits the stunning architecture that makes Bhutan so unique in this area. The complex is well maintained and clean - very worthwhile place to visit.
Written 24 May 2020
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Malcolm
Jerusalem, Israel1,254 contributions
Friends
A very nice Dzong with religous part of the monastory and administration part of the civil service. After so many Dzongs we visited that one is the last one in Bahutan before leaving the cpuntry.
Written 9 March 2020
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RainhillBen
St Helens, UK20 contributions
Another interesting Dzong. It was active as the administrative centre of Paro, but was also an active monastery. Filled with beautiful murals.
Written 9 March 2020
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TinWS
Roseville, California36 contributions
The Dzong is the first eye opening to you as the Bhutanese culture and experience. Walk around and pass the bridge too to its unique architecture and building techniques. This is one of the five you must see in Bhutan. It used to be a fortress, but now converted to a monastery inside. Buddhism is everything in Bhutan.
Written 5 March 2020
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Navjot D
New Delhi, India42 contributions
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Rinpung Dzong, popularly know as, Paro Dzong is situated in the Paro Valley. This Dzong is a monastery and also houses the administrative offices of the valley.
The entry will require you to be with a guide and you need to pay ₹500 for the visit and guide's fee. The monastery is beautiful and you will learn a lot about Buddhism.
Once you have been inside, the guide will allow you to take a stroll outside the monastery and photography is allowed only outside the Dzong.
There is a vast balcony that outlooks the Paro Valley and the international airport.
If you are carrying luggage, the guide will allow you to leave it outside the monastery.
Written 25 February 2020
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Raman J
Mumbai, India103 contributions
Friends
One of the Best place, we have visited. Don't miss it in Paro. 2 rivers just get merged nearby. Beautiful location and must visit, like Tiger's Nest.
Written 29 December 2019
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This Dzong is good. You can go in only in officially open days. Not before and after office hours. The real beauty is in the evening when it lights up. It looks so romantic.
Written 24 December 2019
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Kuzu Bhutan Adventures
Thimphu, Bhutan22 contributions
Family
Paro Rimpung Dzong is one of the historical site that one should not miss while in Paro valley. View from the Dzong is breath taking and it has strong historical back ground, the Dzong was built in 1645 to safe guard against Tibetan invasion. Now it houses the administrative office if Paro region and also center for the monks of Paro. It is very much worth visiting.
Written 24 December 2019
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