Located in the western part of Bhutan and 50km away from the capital city Thimphu, Paro is attractive with a perfect mixture of history, culture and nature. Holding the seat of government for most of the 19th century, Paro once was the political, commercial and cultural heart of Bhutan. Till now, a visit to Bhutan will still guide you back to several centuries ago. On your road to Paro, you will get a visual feast on this tranquil and organic whole created by the forested hills, green terraced fields, whitewashed farmhouses and temple constructions. The charming town of Paro lies on the two banks of Paro Chhu. There is only one main street in the small town, but the checkerboard-like lanes and alleys can lead you to the surrounding attractions directly, including landmarked Rinpung Dzong, which can be reached by walking.
Paro - Gateway to the Kingdom of Bhutan
Paro owns the only international airport in Bhutan, and it becomes the gateway to Bhutan and tourist center distribution without doubt. It is connected with Kathmandu, New Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata, Dhaka, Bangkok and Singapore by international flights. From Paro, traveler can take a Bhutan tour directly to Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, Trongsa, Bumthang or the eastern Bhutan by driving.