Most of the tourist places in Paro include forts and monasteries. This is because Paro is also one of the oldest places in Bhutan. Apart from the historical monuments, it is also a valley that is known for its scenic beauty, being one of the widest valleys in the country. The famous Paro River flows through the region, making it a beautiful and versatile area to explore, especially on foot.
Despite its beautiful natural scenery, what Paro is known for is the many ancient monasteries that are spread throughout the region and offer an incredible insight into Bhutanese and Buddhist art, culture, architecture and religion.