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Elevation 2280m.

Paro Dzong
Ta Dzong the National Museum
Drukgyel Dzong
Paro Taktsang
Kyichu Lhakhang (temple with permit)
Dungtse Lhakhang (temple with permit)2 Paro

Paro valley is a living cultural center. In spring thousands of families gather at Paro to celebrate the Paro Tshechu, a found day religious festival of mask dances and fold entertainment.

The Paro Dzong controls all the secular and religious activities in the valley. Behind Paro Dzong, on the high hillside is the castle shaped Ta Dzong (Bhutanís National Museum since 1967) which houses the nationís heritage.

The ruins of the Drugyal Dzong, at the northern end of the valley, offer a view of the Jumolhari Peak The Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during th 17th century from this location. Other places of interests in Paro are temples like Dungtse Lhakhang, Kyichu Lhakhang and Taktsang.

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