In the morning we take a scenic drive to Paro, check-in at hotel where we will enjoy a spot of lunch.
After lunch we visit Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower, it now houses a national museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Then we walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels”, which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount Sumeru, and other cosmic Mandala.
We will have a unique opportunity to visit with a local Bhutanese family - learning about their customs and ways of life, while enjoying coffee and tea within their traditional home.