National Museum – Ta- Dzong (the watchetower) was built in the 17th century to guard the Paro Rimpong dzong (fortress) below. It was said that the future first king was kept in this tower as a prisoner for a week. It was the third king who restored the Ta-dzong and converted it into the National Museum. The visit to the museum will familiarize you with the Bhutanese way of life and will also acquaint you with the natural and cultural history.
Paro Rimpong Dzong – Regal and imposing, dzongs are arguably among the most distinctive and important structures in Bhutan. For the Bhutanese, these striking architectural marvels harken back to much earlier times, to the rise of law and order, peace, harmony, legitimate authority, centers of learning, strength, defense, festivity, and social life. The original Paro dzong dates back to 17th century and was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the man who unified Bhutan.
Drukgyel Dzong: This Dzong, which was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders was destroyed by fire in 1951. On a clear day, this point offers bird eye view of the Mt. Chomolhari (7329m). Explore the village just below the dzong and get a feel of rural Bhutan.