Monuments

UgyenPelri PalaceJangsarbuLhakhang and DrukgyelDzongare somevery old examples of Bhutanese structure every tourist should visit on their trip toParo. UgyenPelri Palace is in asecluded wooded amalgam on the southernpart of the river lying west of Paro. It isthe most beautiful instances of Bhutan’s architecture.JangsarbuLhakhang, locatedjust behind ParoDzong, is a small shrine,and is abode to a gloriousfigurine of Sakyamuni. The lore says that thisfigurine of Sakyamuni was made for ParoDzong and only placed in the shrine for just one night to keep it safe. However, when it was time to transfer the statue, it was unfeasible to haul. Due to which, it has growninto aneverlastingattribute of the lhakhangBuddha. JangsarbuLhakhang also housesthe guardian deity of Paro.

Drukgyel Dzong fortress was built in the 16th century to honour a triumph over the Tibetan invading armed forces. The fortress now lies in bits and pieces due to the elements and a fire in the 1950s that have taken a levy on the state. 

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