People across the globe plan their vacations and holidays in Bhutan to explore nature and various aesthetic essence containing peace and harmony, the royal culture, happiness, a clean atmosphere, etc. But limited tourists are allowed here to keep the serenity and peaceful ambiance.
Located west of the capital, Thimphu, Paro is known for many sacred sites in the area. Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), Drukgyel Dzong, Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, and The National Museum of Bhutan heighten the beauty of the forested Paro Valley. You can encounter the treasure of spicy Bhutanese dishes. Traveling during a festival will give you a better chance to experience the vibrant culture.
The temperate highland tropical kind of climate in Paro faces dry winters and a little wet & warm monsoon. The city's yearly temperature lies between 21 ºC to -2ºC.
Taktsang Monastery, popularly known as the Tiger's Nest, is one of the most revered pilgrimages in the land of Thunder and Dragon. The place showcases Buddha's teachings of peace & unity and the great traditional values of the country. Uniquely located on an elevation of 1200 meter Tiger's Nest is regarded as one of the popular tourist attractions in Bhutan. The centuries-old legend of this monastery, surrounded by scenic natural beauty, makes it more mystical.
Situated on a ridge in the upper Paro valley, the ancient ruin of DrukgyelDzong is a famous archaeological site in Bhutan, known for its enchanting natural landscape.
The Dzong served as a crucial defense base from its construction in 1649 until ruined by fire in 1951. It was built by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal, the linage holder of the Drukpa-Kagyud Buddhist School and the unifier of Bhutan who came escaping the conflict over recognition of the principal abbot of the Drukpa-Kagyud School in Ralung, Tibet. The monument listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.
Located northwest of the present-day confluence of the Paro and Wang rivers, Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang is a Buddhist chorten and a famous tourist attraction point. Dumtseg stands for 'dum' (round) and 'tse' (floor or story), describing its essential form. Founded in 1433, the stupa-temple is among the oldest in Paro and surrounded by green valleys.
The National Museum, a Trust of the Government, is the pride of Bhutan. It is an educational, scientific, and cultural institution that acquires, documents, preserves, exhibits, and fosters scholarly study and public appreciation of works of art, specimens, and cultural and historical artifacts. You can see paintings, art pieces, animal masks, and more facets of the rich culture.
Never forget to relish the treasure of simple and spicy local dishes when you visit Bhutan. As mentioned earlier, people here settle with simple rice, Ema Datsi, beef, or pork curry. They prefer non-vegetarian foods compared to vegetables. KewaDatsi, Cucumber with Onion and Cheese, Hapai Hantue, Jasha Maroo, Red Rice Pilaf, Christmas Rice Terrine, Stuffed Calamari, Cannellini Bean with Rice Bowls, Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Porridge, Insalata Degli Asparagi E Pignoli, and Rice Pilaf are some of the popular Bhutanese dishes. Along with this, they like to drink plenty of suja, tea, and carbonated drinks.