Paro-Dzong, 2012
Photo: L. Lechner

Paro-Dzong Paro Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan , or Rinpung-Dzong, is a Buddhist monastery and fortress and nowadays is the administrative centre of the district of Paro. It was founded by Gyelchok a descendent of Phajo Drugom Shigpo (founder of the first Drukpa monasteries in Phajoding and Tango). In 1646 the new and enlarged Dzong (Bhutanese fortress) was dedicated. A fire in 1907 destroyed the fortress, but it was rebuilt after old plans.