Wake up all refreshed and full of energy. The breakfast will be served on time following which you’ll head out for sightseeing in Paro. To start with, you’ll have Ta Dzong, the National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities as your first attraction of the day. Built by Tenzin Drugdra, the first governor of Paro, it has acted as a protection to Rinpung Dzong since 1649. The round building with seven storeys symbolises fame and victory. During the bygone ages, it also served as a prison for enemy soldiers and house for soldiers serving the homeland. The Dzong was open to the public after it underwent renovation in 1968. Following this is Rinpung Dzong or the Fortress on a heap of Jewels which is the administrative seat of the district of Paro. Formerly a meeting hall, today it serves as a house to government offices and district courts. Being a significant monastic body, the dzong enjoys a good footfall. Though many chapels are restricted for tourists’ entrance, this place is a must visit for its remarkable architecture.
Next, stop somewhere for lunch and as you are done make a quick move to Drukgyel Dzong. It was destroyed by fire in 1951 and is now preserved as a heritage site. With gigantic mountain views in the backdrop, this site is perfect for travel photographers. The ruins of this Dzong make the site look all the more rustic and picturesque. The last on today’s list is Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest Buddist temples in Bhutan. The temple is said to have probably built by King Songtsen Gampo of Tibet in 659. Irrespective of the time you visit here, you’ll find elderly people paying respect to the almighty by spinning the prayer wheels present at the temple. When here, do not forget to make a wish!
The day ends here. Come back to your hotel, have your dinner and snuggle into the bed for good night sleep.