Paro Rinpung Dzong

Paro Rinpung Dzong

  • The beautiful Paro Rinpung Dzong (fortress) is situated close to the main town and takes around 15 minutes to reach there. The Dzong has an amazing Bhutanese infrastructure. It may be seen as smaller than some of the other Dzongs in the country nevertheless; when one takes a walk inside, it can feel very large. The Dzong is connected to the other side of the land by authentically designed Bridge.
  • The Paro Rinpong Dzong was consecrated in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is one of the popular Dzongs and its picture can even be seen in the latest 10 Ngultrum cash notes and the former 5 Ngultrum cash notes. In the 1906, the Dzong caught on fire and many important relics were lost on the fire and on 1969 the original bridge of the Dzong was also washed away by flood. The Dzong also has 14 shrines and chapels.
  • Currently It is where the district government offices and local judicial court is placed. In addition that it is also the abode for the monastic body. Paro Dzong’s full name is Ringpung Dzong, which means “Fortress on a heap of Jewels”.
  • Tourist can experience the unique beauty of the Dzong by taking a live walk around it and acquire knowledge of Monastic life along with institutional functions around the Dzong. During the time of annual Tshechu tourist can also witness the unique tradition of Bhutan in form of dances and live portrayal of tradition.

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