The charming town of Paro lies on the banks of the Paro Chhu, just a short distance northwest of the imposing Paro Dzong. The main thoroughfare was only built in 1985 and it’s lined with beautifully painted wooden shop fronts and restaurants, although these maybe under threat as the town grows and multi-storey concrete buildings continue to spring up in all areas across the city. For now though Paro remains one of the most intriguing Bhutanese towns to explore.

Paro at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Paro:

AEST -4
time difference
10 Hours
flight time
15,000
population
Chele La
Pass
famous landmark
Ema
Datshi
local food
Spring
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Paro

Paro offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

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