Paro is well-known for its Taktshang Goemba or Tiger Nest Temple, the most sacred Buddhist temple in Bhutan.
Paro is a city in the west of the Kingdom of Bhutan and the capital of Paro dzongkhag. Located in the Paro Valley, with an average altitude of 2280 meters, Paro used to be the political center of western Bhutan and has a long commercial relationship with Tibet. Paro has a mild climate and is suitable for tourism all year round. Paro is a very beautiful city, and there are many charming tourist attractions, such as Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong (National Museum), Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro Taktsang, Drukgyel Dzong and Kila Goempa. Paro is easily accessible as it has an international airport. Paro Dzong is the first Dzong seen by tourists entering Bhutan by plane. It is also considered to be Rinpung Dzong, meaning "castle on a pile of jewels".