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Paro Destination Guide

Discover Paro in Bhutan!

Paro in the region of Paro with it's 2,169 habitants is a town located in Bhutan - some 14 mi (or 23 km) West of Thimphu, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Paro

Local time in Paro is now 03:00 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Thimphu" with an UTC offset of 6 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Dhaka, Trongsa, Thimphu, Daga, Sangkari or Drugyel Dzong. When in this area, you might want to check out Paro, Damthang, Atsho Chhubar, Paro populated 1, Paro Populated2 and Paro Populated4 as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

12°C / 54 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 10°C / 51 °F
Evening Temperature 8°C / 46 °F
Night Temperature 3°C / 38 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 85%
Air Pressure 648.1 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 80% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Thursday, 27th of September 2018
Few clouds, calm.
Few clouds Day: 12°C (54 °F)
Night: 3°C (37 °F)
Friday, 28th of September 2018
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 13°C (56 °F)
Night: 3°C (37 °F)
Saturday, 29th of September 2018
Heavy intensity rain, calm, scattered clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 21°C (70 °F)
Night: 17°C (63 °F)


Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang)

01:07 min ( September 09, 2011 by littlebhutan)
Views: 2,891 - Rating: 5/5

Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang) - Taktsang is one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan. It is situated on a vertical cliff at 3000m north of Paro. The monas...

Paro Tsechu Bhutan (part 2)

03:08 min ( November 14, 2008 by Bob Witlox)
Views: 1,386 - Rating: 5/5

Paro Tsechu in Bhutan

Bhutan-Paro Town View From Rinpung Dzong

02:43 min ( February 18, 2007 by ugyend)
Views: 2,412 - Rating: 3.5/5

Bhutan-Paro Town View From Rinpung Dzong

Archery in Paro Bhutan

03:05 min ( November 14, 2008 by Bob Witlox)
Views: 1,875 - Rating: 0/5

First some scenes in down town Paro, followed by a game of archery

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Interesting facts about this location

Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang

Jangtsa Dumgtseg Lhakhang [zlum brtshegs lha khang] is a Buddhist temple in western Bhutan. The temple is notable as it is in the form of a chorten, very rare in Bhutan. It is located on the edge of a hill between the Paro valley and the Dopchari valley, across the bridge from Paro. The Buddhist iconography depicted in the Chorten is considered a unique repository of the Drukpa Kagyu school.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 27.43, 89.41 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1421 in Bhutan, 1430s architecture, 1433 in Bhutan, 1841 in Bhutan, Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries

National Museum of Bhutan

National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum in the town of Paro in western Bhutan. Established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building, above Rinpung Dzong under the command of His Majesty, the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third hereditary Monarch of Bhutan. The necessary infrastructure was created to house some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art, including masterpieces of bronze statues and paintings.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 27.43, 89.41 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1968 in Bhutan, Museums established in 1968, Museums in Bhutan, National museums

Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang, (also known as Kyerchu Temple or Lho Kyerchu) is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lamgong Gewog of Paro District in Bhutan.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 27.43, 89.41 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan

Paro District

Paro District is the name of a district, valley, river and town (population 20,000) in Bhutan. It is one of the most historic valleys in Bhutan. Both trade goods and invading Tibetans came over the pass at the head of the valley, giving Paro the closest cultural connection with Tibet of any Bhutanese district. The dominant language in Paro is Dzongkha, the national language.

More reading: Paro District homepage
Located at 27.43, 89.41 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Bhutan, Paro District

Thimphu District

Thimphu District is a dzongkhag (district) of Bhutan. Thimphu is also the capital of Bhutan and the largest city in the whole kingdom.

More reading: Thimphu District homepage
Located at 27.43, 89.41 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Bhutan, Thimphu District

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