One of the highlight of our trip to Paro was visiting the Dzong (fortress), one of the most majestic we saw in Bhutan. It dominates the landscape of the beautiful city.
Paro has the only airport in Bhutan and hence quite an important place for the country.
It is also known as the Rinpung Dzong (rinpung means ‘heaps of jewels’). Unlike the traditional way, this monastery was built using stones not clay.
The annual Paro religious festival (Tshechu) is held from the 9th till the 15th in the 2nd month every year. The Thimphu tshechu and the Paro tshechu are among the biggest of the tshechus in terms of participation and audience.It is held in each district or dzongkhag of Bhutan on the tenth day of a month of the lunar Tibetan calendar. The month depends on the place.
This post is written by Saurabh Chatterjee. He is a travel photographer and a photography trainer. He strives to ‘make every camera-owner a great photographer through his Photography workshops and Photo Tours and Photowalks.
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