Living TRAVEL
THE KINGDOM OF BHUTAN
a Buddhist country
 

Paro (site of the country's only international airport) - 65 kms west of Thimphu
 

The setting of Paro
 

Looking to the left of the first image are rice fields and far left the airport;
in the right foreground is the Paro Dzong (see further below)
 

Above and below: a plane taking off from the airport
 

 

Above and below: the streets of Paro
 

 

 

 

 

 

Most houses have decorated windows, but not all houses are in good shape
 

The bridge across the river leading to the Paro Dzong
 

Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong)
 

Ta Dzong
Just above the Paro Dzong is Ta Dzong, originally the watch tower for the Paro Dzong,
now a National Museum of Bhutanese culture and artefacts
 

Closer views of the Paro Dzong , now the administrative centre of the district
 

 

 

 
Steps lead up to the entrance to the museum (Ta Dzong/watchtower) - no photos allowed inside!
 

Details of Paro Dzong - and below
 

 

 
 

 

 

  

People around Paro
 

 
 
 

   

Views around Paro
 


 

 

 

View from Chelela Pass (highest road pass in Bhutan at 3980 m)
 

Prayer flags catch the strong winds on the pass
 


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