Rinchen Pung Dzong typically abbreviated to Rinpung Dzong means ‘Fortress on a Heap of Jewels, once filled in as the conference center for the National Assembly. Presently, Rinpung houses both the religious body and local government workplaces, including the nearby courts. A large portion of the houses of prayer in this dzong are shut to travelers however it’s worth a visit for its amazing design and views..
The massive buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley, particularly when floodlit around evening time.
The Paro Rinpong Dzong was blessed in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is one of the famous Dzongs and its image can even be found in the most recent 10 Ngultrum money notes and the previous 5 Ngultrum money notes. The Dzong likewise has 14 hallowed places and houses of prayer. . This dzong has been utilized on different events to shield Paro from the intrusion of Tibet.
A flight of stairs drives down to the devout quarter, which houses around 200 priests.
Underneath the dzong, a conventional wooden secured bridge called Nyamai Zam connect the Paro Chhu. This is a recreation of the first extension, which was washed away in a flood in 1969. Earlier versions of this bridge were removed in times of war to protect the dzong.
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Best Time to visit Rinpung Dzong
Paro Dzong timings are from 8 AM to 6 PM, during the summer months from March to October. From November to February, the timings get shortened from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. This monastery remain close during few holiday in Bhutan. Please check here for the holiday list of Bhutan.