Monday, June 8, 2009

Sightseeing in Paro

After the 8 hour ride we had yesterday, we were happy to just go and explore Paro.

With the tour agent guiding us we went and visited a 500 year old Fortress (Dzong) the ride there was breathtaking, and the weather was nice and cool, we passed rice farms along the way which this area is famous for.

After the Dzong, we went to a café that overlooks the "Tigers Lair" monastery.

We then headed to another monastery, and then to the Museum which was closed since it was a holy day.

We then took a ride in town where we witnessed an archery match followed by traditional singing and dancing.

Tomorrow we will be going to Punakha.


  1. AnonymousJune 08, 2009

    Hi Every one, good to witness your progress. Keep us posted on your physical condition and bike preformance every now and again. Every one sends his best wishes & regards to you all.
    Take care and may God go with you.
    Bu Abdulrazaq

  2. Great photos; I feel like I am with you guys throughout this trip.

    You've also done a great job in maintaining this blog despite your hefty trip.

    Wish you guys the best of luck and safe riding.

  3. AnonymousJune 09, 2009

    it looks like you are having grea time mashalla in Bohtan,,,,
    keep us informed about any un expected things with your bike/road extra....

  4. Snr. PlannerJune 11, 2009

    muhannad, good to see that u have not lost your photographic sense or all of ur senses for that matter. take care and will follow ur trip closely.
    best of luck for all of you guys ...

  5. Fuad Al-ShaikhJune 11, 2009

    You look great with the pinky dress