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Satsam Chorten
Paro
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As Druk Air, the national carrier, lands gliding between the mountains appearing to almost touch the mountainside, you have reached Paro, the rice bowl of Bhutan and also the most beautiful valley in the Kingdom. Paro Dzong stands on the rocky outcrop of the hillside overlooking both sides of the valley. This Dzong (fortresses that house both the monastic and the government administrative wing) was historically one of Bhutan’s strongest and most strategic fortresses. The Drugyel Dzong, now in ruins, recalls the days when Bhutan was frequently attacked by armies from the north. “Victorious Druk” as the name of the Dzong means was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1649 to commemorate military victory over the allied Tibetan-Mongolian forces. The gravity defying Taktshang monastery, considered one of the most sacred places in Bhutan, clings to a sheer, 3000 foot rock face. Taktshang means literally “The Tiger’s nest”, an allusion to the popular legend that Guru Padma Sambhava flew here from Tibet on the back of a Tiger. Even higher than Taktshang, poised on a projecting rock spur, the Zangtho Pelri monastery overlooks the whole Paro valley. Built in harmony with the natural features of its site, this 300 year old retreat is, as well as by virtue of its lofty elevation, “the temple of heaven.” The valley is further enriched spiritually by one of the two oldest monasteries of Bhutan built in the seventh century. Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108, built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gempo, was suppose to pin down the left foot of a demon who had eagle-spread over the areas of Tibet and Bhutan.

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As Druk Air, the national carrier, lands gliding between the mountains appearing to almost touch the mountainside, you have reached Paro, the rice bowl of Bhutan and also the most beautiful valley in the Kingdom. Paro Dzong stands on the rocky outcrop of the hillside overlooking both sides of the valley. This Dzong (fortresses that house both the monastic and the government administrative wing) was historically one of Bhutan’s strongest and most strategic fortresses. The Drugyel Dzong, now in ruins, recalls the days when Bhutan was frequently attacked by armies from the north. “Victorious Druk” as the name of the Dzong means was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1649 to commemorate military victory over the allied Tibetan-Mongolian forces. The gravity defying Taktshang monastery, considered one of the most sacred places in Bhutan, clings to a sheer, 3000 foot rock face. Taktshang means literally “The Tiger’s nest”, an allusion to the popular legend that Guru Padma Sambhava flew here from Tibet on the back of a Tiger. Even higher than Taktshang, poised on a projecting rock spur, the Zangtho Pelri monastery overlooks the whole Paro valley. Built in harmony with the natural features of its site, this 300 year old retreat is, as well as by virtue of its lofty elevation, “the temple of heaven.” The valley is further enriched spiritually by one of the two oldest monasteries of Bhutan built in the seventh century. Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108, built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gempo, was suppose to pin down the left foot of a demon who had eagle-spread over the areas of Tibet and Bhutan.

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