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TravelPod Member ReviewsOlathang Hotel Paro
The hotel is high on the hill above Paro. It looks like an old style fort or house. The room are all heated and have traditional painting inside. There is no Wifi in room but it available free of charge at reception and bar.
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... book said the descent would take an hour and sure enough, even with my many Kodak stops it took an hour.
Alpine flowers of all colours: white, yellow, red and the purple primola which was all over the area, ...
... monastery plus we had to walk around the outer wall to get to the other side and towards our next monastery along the path.
... and it definitely struck to us, that if were having such a trouble in just walking up to that point, imagine how the monks and the laborers actually carried the building material and built the monastery .. engineering marvel is what I would say !!
Anyways, we reached the view point in about 2.5 hours ... captured the view of the Tiger's Nest in our lenses, posed with it in the backdrop and then were ready for the final 700 steps which is first a descend ...
... road is mostly dirt and very rough. With the narrowness it is impossible to do roadworks and have cars get through so sections of the road are blocked for certain times of the day. Leaving at 6.30am we got past the first scheduled road block just outside Thimphu in time, miss it and you are waiting from 7am - 9am to progress further. We did catch the second road block but only had to wait about 30 minutes. Was quite a party atmosphere, everyone out of their ...