Paro

Beautifully painted two storied traditional houses lined on either side along the 100 meter main street was the entirety of Paro town until the recent years. Since then the town has grown laterally with modern structures over the years but the oldest street with western inspired renovated storefronts preserving the traditional aspects of the architecture still remains the charm of Paro town. The street has series of handicraft shops and cafes serving decent coffee and international cuisine.
Approximately a kilometer away from the town is the Paro International Airport. Therefore the town remains a key gateway for tourists arriving and departing the country. The containment of growth of Paro town and the community’s commitment to conserve its agricultural land across the valley is what sets Paro apart from Thimphu. The luscious green color of the plantation activity starting spring and the transformation of the paddy into a golden color during the harvest season transform the whole valley into a large scale organic farm.

Getting to Paro


The international airport of Bhutan is in Paro district. Druk Air and Bhutan Airline operate inbound flights from Dhaka, Calcutta, New Delhi, Bangkok, Singapore to Paro International Airport. For travelers entering the country from southern border town of Phuntsholing, Paro is 160 kilometers away. It takes 5 hour drive to reach Paro from Phuntsholing.

Weather


The temperature in Paro ranges from -5.8 degree Celsius in winter to 26 degree Celsius in summer

Paro Elevation: 2195 meters

Popular Attractions in Paro

A 500m (elevation gain) short hike through the Chelala ridge, that separates Paro and Haa valley.
Located at 3988m and separating Paro and Haa valley, Chelala pass is the highest motor able pass in Bhutan.
Located on the other side of the river of the Thimphu - Paro highway, one needs to cross an iron chain suspension bridge to get to the Lhakhang.
The most popular monastery in Bhutan is located at an hours drive from Paro town. One has to hike 3 hours to get to it.

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