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Paro

The beautiful alpine valley of Paro located in western Bhutan encapsulates a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries, the country's only international airport, and the National Museum. The town itself is very simple with one main street and a few basic shops. Mt. Chomolhari, at a height of 7,300 metres, reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley (whilst the town lies at 2,200 metres) and its glacial waters plunge through deep gorges to form the Paro River. This valley is one of the Kingdom's most fertile, producing the bulk of Bhutan's famous red rice from its terraced fields.

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