The Himalayan ranges seen as we travelled from Punakha to Paro had less vegetation. The mountains were scarcely covered with small trees and shrubs.
Though a river was seen flowing alongside for long distances, huge plants were seen infrequently.
By 3.30 PM we reached Rinpung Dzong, a large dzong – is a Buddhist Monastery and fortress of Drukpa lineage in Paro.
It houses District Monastic body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. Inside the Dzong are fourteen shrines and chapels that includes assembly hall for monks, apartments for the Abbot and King.
View of the city seen from inside the Monastery
After spending more than a hour roaming in here and taking few pictures we reached our hotel Sinchula Villa in Paro late in the evening. We were asked to go to bed early and wake up by 4AM the next morning and start early trek to Tiger’s Nest monastery, the iconic monastery of Bhutan.