Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Paro Dzong (Fortress) & National Museum

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Our first and last stops of the day were the Paro Dzong.

The old watchtower sits above the Paro Dzong (fortress that combines governmental offices and a monastery).
The National Museum was located in the old watchtower until an earthquake in 2011 damaged the building and closed it to the public. Most of the museum exhibits have moved across a lane to a nondescript administrative building. The museum had four interesting galleries, but photography is not permitted.
Inside the dzong.
A set of windows in the dzong.
The cantilever bridge leading to the dzong.
The bridge, dzong, and watchtower at night.
Dzong and watchtower.

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