The beautiful valley of Paro summarizes within itself a rich culture, picturesque splendour and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white splendour at the northern end of the valley and its chilly water thrust through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu. Paro is also one of the lushest valleys in the Kingdom producing a vastness of the nearby well-known red rice from its terraced fields. Today the new road to Phuentsholing on the Indian border runs throughout the valley, among a patch work of rice, paddies, wheat fields, trout filled streams and dotted settlements.