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7 Buddhist Temples to explore in Paro

Paro

The district that contains the only internation airport in Bhutan- Paro international airport.

Chhoeten Lhakhang, Paro, Bhutan

The white tower of Chhoeten Lhakhang, situated southeast of Paro's town square, tells a story. A perfect example of beautiful Buddhist artwork, Chhoeten Lhakhang displays a statue of Jowo Sakyamuni in the middle of the chapel. The sculptures of Guru Rinpoche and Chenrezig in the chapel add glory to the Lhakhang.

Drugyel Dzong
Drugyel DzongDrugyel Dzong, Chuyul, Bhutan

Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.

Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang

Jangtsa Dumgtseg Lhakhang 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

Kyichu Lhakhang
Kyichu LhakhangParo, Bhutan

Kyichu Lhakhang is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lango Gewog of Paro District in Bhutan. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century.

Rinpung Dzongkhag
Rinpung DzongkhagRinpung, Paro, Paro, Bhutan

A large Buddhist monastery and fortress. It houses the district's Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro.

Tachog Lhakhang
Tachog LhakhangTachog Lhakhang, Bhutan

A temple in the foot of a tall mountain, with an iron bridge offering a unique adventure while visiting.

Tigers Nest
Tigers NestTaktsang trail, Bhutan

One of the most prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site. The temple complex is located in the cliffside of a huge mountain, accessible only by hiking.

Map of Buddhist Temples to explore in Paro