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Paro

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Paro (040) Festival of Paro
Paro (040)Festival of Paro

Coordinates: 27° 25′ 37″ N, 89° 25′ 25″ E

Paro is a town and seat of Paro District, located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. Rinpung Dzong a fortress-monastery overlooking the Paro valley has a long history. A monastery was first built on the site by Padma Sambhava at the beginning of the tenth century, but it wasn’t until 1644 that Ngawang Namgyal built a larger monastery on the old foundations, and for centuries this imposing five storey building served as an effective defence against numerous invasion attempts by the Tibetans.

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Pictures taken with a Rolleiflex 6800 and scanned with a Nikon LS 9000 ED

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