National Museum of Bhutan is located in a former watch tower (which itself is a museum piece) above the dzong.
Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. It is about 2-3 hour, totally up-hill hike from the parking lot to the monastery, though there is a cafe located on ridge across from the Taktsang. . Taktsang was established as a sacred place for meditation by Guru Rinpoche who visited the site on his second visit to Bhutan in 747 CE.
Drukyel dzong is about 15 kms from Paro. This dzong (fortress) was built in the 16th century to commemorate a victory over the invading Tibetan forces Drakhapo
It is located just off the road running between Paro bazaar and the Taktsang. Kichu Lhakang is one of the 108 monasteries that were miraculously constructed by King Songten Gampo in one night.
Jangsarbu Lhakhang, located behind Paro Dzong. This small and insignificant looking temple is home to a magnificent statue of Sakyamuni Buddha that was carried all the way from Lhasa.