Forming Bhutan’s popular ‘Golden Triangle’ along with Jakar and Punakha, Paro, set in the magnificent valley of the same name, is a wonderful spot to enjoy some of the country’s most impressive temples and natural scenery. The valley is renowned for its splendour: thickly-forested mountains bow to gushing rivers and are dotted with traditional villages and enthralling sacred structures. The town offers the perfect base for soaking in the breathtaking and peaceful outdoors, while providing the shops, restaurants, and facilities travellers might desire for a sense of comfort. Make sure to take a stroll through the colourful main street, and visit temples such as the atmospheric Dumtse Lhakhang, decorated with jaw-dropping murals; and beautiful Zuri Dzong, a great reward set at the end of a wonderful hike from Gönsaka Lhakhang. The National Museum is unmissable to gain insight into the area.