Lovely Pena (or Puna) Lhakhang is ignored by most visitors but is said to have been founded by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th...
Bike Hire Adventure
Mountain-bike hire, spare parts and local guides are available here for Paro valley rides. Front-suspension Trek bikes cost Nu 1300 per...
The tower-like Chhoeten Lhakhang is southeast of Paro's town square. The caretaker may allow you to visit the upstairs chapel, which...
This tourist restaurant is unlikely to surprise you, but it's a popular choice with agencies and the food is fresh and light and strong...
Dumtse Lhakhang information
By the road leading to the National Museum is Dumtse Lhakhang, an unusual chorten-like temple that was built in 1433 (some sources say 1421) by the iron-bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo; look for his mural by the entrance. The atmospheric temple was built to subdue a demoness and the pilgrim path winds clockwise up through the temple core, passing some of the finest murals in Bhutan, representing hell, earth and heaven on three floors. It's essential to bring a good torch.