Paro is home to Bhutan's only international airport, and a large army garrison, but this belies the fact that Paro is actually a very charming town spread along a wonderfully scenic valley with a bubbling river coursing through its middle. Most visitors to Bhutan tend to arrive here and the town is therefore home to some of the country's original hotels and also some of its newest and grandest. It is also home to one of the most impressive Dzongs in Bhutan and also the important National Museum. Just a few miles outside of Paro, perched on a rock face, sits the legendary Tiger's Nest Monastery. A climb up to this famous monastery is almost a rite of passage for visitors to Bhutan and hence a stay in, or nearby, Paro is considered a must by many travellers.
Mongar, Trashigang, Trashiyangtse, Bumthang, Thimphu, Paro