The charming town of Paro lies on the banks of the Paro (or Pa) Chhu, just a short distance northwest of the imposing Paro Dzong. The main street, only built in 1985, is lined with colourfully painted wooden shop fronts and restaurants, though these appear under threat as the town grows and multistorey concrete buildings continue to propagate. For now Paro remains one of the best Bhutanese towns to explore on foot and is worth an hour or two's stroll at the end of a day of sightseeing.
Paro destination guides
Bhutan Thimphu Festival & Trek
Trek from Paro to Thimphu and take in the colourful Thimphu Festival
Land of the Thunder Dragon - Paro Tshechu
Journey through the mystical kingdom of Bhutan during festival time