A Bhutanese guesthouse is the aesthetic for this striking property, which mixes hand-carved wooden cornices with intricate stone work for an impressive façade. 45 rooms spread across ten acres of landscaped gardens, which include a meditation room and the hotel’s own tea house. There’s also an onsite Buddhist temple, giving the surroundings a spiritual feel.
This ancient town is home to many of the country’s most decorous temples and monasteries, the National Gallery, and of course the airport. Surrounded by the scenic Paro Valley, the city is watched over by the impassive Mount Chomolhari, from which the enriching waters of the Paro River flow.
If you see an archery tournament, be sure to ask your guide to stop, as the archers are incredibly skillful.