One of the highlights of the Bhutanese calendar, Paro Tsechu brings hundreds of people from in and around Paro to the grounds of the great Paro Rinpung Dzong (Fortress on a Heap of Jewels.)
Mask dances are performed like any other festival. It is a cultural treat, for one will see all aspects of Bhutanese culture during the Tsechu, manifested in the dresses and jewelleries worn, special delicacies that people prepare and bring, music and dances performed, amongst others.
Mask dances performed by the monks convey several religious meanings, the core one being the triumph of good over evil.
Venue: Paro Dzong (Fortress) grounds
Places to visit: Paro, Thimphu, Wangduephodrang (based on your interest)
Entry and Exit: Paro