Paro is a famous town and seat of Paro District in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. This beautiful valley of Paro covers within itself as a rich culture, breathtaking beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. This beautiful city is a home to many of Bhutan's oldest and ancient temples and monasteries, national museums and so on that makes it a perfect tourist destination. Paro is a home to Bhutan's only international airport. This beautiful city is the most historic valleys in Bhutan which is famous for its goods and invading Tibetans that came over the pass at the head of the valley. Paro is surrounded by Tibet to the north, Haa dzongkhag to the west side, Thimphu to the eastern side and Chukha dzongkhag to the south.
Paro consists of ten gewogs or counties or blocks inlcuding Doga Gewog, Dopshari Gewog, Doteng Gewog, Hungrel Gewog, Lamgong Gewog, Lungnyi Gewog, Naja Gewog, Shapa Gewog, Tsento Gewog and Wangchang Gewo. There are number of cultural sites in Paro which include Farm House (traditional village house), Dungtse Lhakhang, Jangsarbu Lhakhang, Kyichu Lhakhang, Drukgyel Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, also known as Paro Dzong,The National Museum of Bhutan and so on. People who are planning to visit this place must explore its cultural sites. Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest) is the major tourist site of Paro. It is one of the famous Bhutan's monasteries. As per the legends, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche arrived here at the monastery on the back of a tigress and meditated here for long period of time and hence it is known as “Tiger's Nest”. So, don't dare to miss it, must visit this monastery as it is the main sightseeing for travellers.
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