in Paro Dzongkhag, Bhutan

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
27.431 and 89.413 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 27° 25' 49" and E 89° 24' 48"
Currency and Currency Code:
Ngultrum - BTN
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:09 AM (Friday)
Timezone: Asia/Thimphu
UTC/GMT offset: 6 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:49 am and 6:01 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-33.637 and -78.834 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Robinson Crusoe
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Explore Paro

Paro in Paro Dzongkhag with it's 2,169 inhabitants is located in Bhutan about 14 mi (or 23 km) west of Thimphu, the country's capital.

Local time in Paro is now 06:09 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Asia / Thimphu with an UTC offset of 6 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Paro. The closest airport in Bhutan is Paro Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in India at a distance of 111 mi (or 178 km). If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ha, Thimphu, Lungtenzampa, Tsimasham and Pagri. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 16°C / 60 °F

Morning Temperature 6°C / 42 °F
Evening Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Night Temperature 8°C / 46 °F
Chance of rainfall 7%
Air Humidity 66%
Air Pressure 1014.5 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 14% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Saturday, 21st of September 2019

15°C (59 °F)
8°C (47 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Sunday, 22nd of September 2019

9°C (49 °F)
8°C (47 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Monday, 23rd of September 2019

15°C (59 °F)
9°C (47 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

COMO Uma Paro Bhutan

0,3 mi
00000 Paro

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

Riverfront Le Meridien Paro

3,8 mi

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Drukair take-off from Paro

Published: November 24, 2009
Length: 08:28 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: greenteavideo

Blogged: Filmed from the look-out point to the west (I think?) of the airport. That is not me talking in the background but...

Paro - Bhutan's Gateway to the Outside World

Published: November 12, 2012
Length: 51:38 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: samsays

Paro, with Bhutan's only airport, is the entry point for travel into Bhutan. Historically the center of two of the most important trade routes to Tibet, the new road to Phuntsholing on the...

A319 cockpit landing at RWY 15 in Paro, Bhutan

Published: January 10, 2013
Length: 56:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: hloucales

Awesome cockpit view of DrukAir leaving Paro Airport, Bhutan

Published: July 17, 2009
Length: 47:43 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Dani Djamal

As I was sitting in my seat waiting for departure, the First Officer asked if I wanted to sit inside the cockpit as they maneuver the plane out of Paro Airport for Dacca, Bangladesh. My Sony...

Despegando desde aeropuerto de Paro

Published: May 20, 2012
Length: 48:22 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Carlosfelipe Pardo

El despegue, pasando por una montaña super cerquita.

Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang)

Published: September 10, 2011
Length: 31:14 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: littlebhutan

Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang) - Taktsang is one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan. It is situated on a vertical cliff at 3000m north...

FSX - Drukair A319 VOR Visual Approach Rwy 15 Paro Bhutan

Published: February 09, 2013
Length: 09:38 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: SimPilotBlues

Drukair A319-115 A5-RGF - Aproximação visual VOR e aterragem na pista 15 de Paro VQPR, Butão Provavelmente a aproximação mais difícil e perigosa para um jato de linha aérea do mundo,...

Landing at Paro airport in Bhutan

Published: November 14, 2008
Length: 55:03 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Bob Witlox

Landing at Paro airport in Bhutan.

One of the World's Most Challenging Airports - Paro, Bhutan

Published: January 21, 2015
Length: 36:21 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Aloke K. Bose

Paro, the only International Airport in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, is one of the World's Most Challenging, because of it being located deep in a valley 7332 feet (2235 m) above mean...

رحلة لمملكة بوتان-بارو-رحال الخبرKingdom of Bhutan and Paro Airport

Published: November 18, 2012
Length: 23:17 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: رحال الخبر- وائل الدغفق

Kingdom of Bhutan and Paro Airport رحلة قمت بها لمملكة بوتان وزيارتها من خلال المطار الوحيد فيها وهو مطار بارو.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Paro District

Paro District is the name of a district, valley, river and town (population 20,000) in Bhutan. It is one of the most historic valleys in Bhutan. Both trade goods and invading Tibetans came over the pass at the head of the valley, giving Paro the closest cultural connection with Tibet of any Bhutanese district. The dominant language in Paro is Dzongkha, the national language.

Located at 27.5, 89.3333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of Bhutan, Paro District

Thimphu District

Thimphu District is a dzongkhag (district) of Bhutan. Thimphu is also the capital of Bhutan and the largest city in the whole kingdom.

Located at 27.5833, 89.5833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 15 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Districts of Bhutan, Thimphu District

Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang, (also known as Kyerchu Temple or Lho Kyerchu) is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lamgong Gewog of Paro District in Bhutan.

Located at 27.4411, 89.3756 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan

National Museum of Bhutan

National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum in the town of Paro in western Bhutan. Established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building, above Rinpung Dzong under the command of His Majesty, the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third hereditary Monarch of Bhutan. The necessary infrastructure was created to house some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art, including masterpieces of bronze statues and paintings.

Located at 27.4287, 89.4256 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Museums established in 1968, Museums in Bhutan, National museums, 1968 in Bhutan

Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang

Jangtsa Dumgtseg Lhakhang [zlum brtshegs lha khang] is a Buddhist temple in western Bhutan. The temple is notable as it is in the form of a chorten, very rare in Bhutan. It is located on the edge of a hill between the Paro valley and the Dopchari valley, across the bridge from Paro. The Buddhist iconography depicted in the Chorten is considered a unique repository of the Drukpa Kagyu school.

Located at 27.435, 89.4136 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, 1430s architecture, 1421 in Bhutan, 1433 in Bhutan, 1841 in Bhutan

Paro Chhu

The Paro Chhu is a river of western Bhutan. It is a tributary of the Wong Chhu, which is known as the Raidak in its lower reaches.

Located at 27.3167, 89.5333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rivers of Bhutan

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Paro.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Rimpung Dzong, Paro Dzong, Paro, Горад Паро, Πάρο, पारो-भूटान, PBH, パロ, პარო, 파로, Paras, Паро, پارو، بھوٹان, 帕羅