Perfect Day In Bhutan
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This monastery clings to a craggy cliff, nearly 3,000 feet above Paro Valley. The scenic hike and chance to visit "Tigers Nest" monastery is a must for any traveler to Bhutan!
Tour Paro Dzong, a towering monastery and fortress in the Paro District of Bhutan. Behold elaborate and colorful Buddhist murals and get blessed by Buddhist monks.
Tsechus are annual religious festivals held in each district of Bhutan that feature elaborate costumes and dances, celebrating the life of Guru Rinpoche, a Buddhist teacher who lived in the 8th Century.
The National Museum is conveniently located near Paro Dzong and has over 3,000 works of Bhutanese art.
Spend late afternoon touring the town of Paro and watching a spirited match of the national sport of Bhutan--archery.
Feast on Bhutanese, Indian and Western-inspired cuisine, then soak in a hot stone bath at Amankora, one of Bhutan's first luxury hotels.
For a more affordable option, try the Kichu Resort in Paro, featuring cozy rooms, tasty meals and friendly staff.