With over 150 temples and monasteries (traditionally called
dzongs) in the town and its surrounding valley, visitors will not
be short of sites to see. Among the most famous of these is Paro
Taktsang, otherwise known as Tiger's Nest Monastery, which can be
found perched precariously on the cliff-side of the upper Paro
Valley. Our expert guides will lead you on the two-hour trek to the
entrance, and then introduce you to the monks who will bestow a
Buddhist blessing on you before you hang a colourful flag with
streams of others and head back down to town.
Another of our favourite ways to see the sights of Paro is to
join a guide on a cycle ride, which allows you to take in the lush
landscapes as well as stop at the various dzongs en route. Make
sure not to miss Paro Dzong, which is accessed by a small wooden
bridge across the river, and The National Museum, which displays a
fascinating selection of traditional Bhutanese art, including
beautiful bronze statues and silk paintings.