♦♦♦ GANGTEY PALACE HOTEL: We chose Gangtey Palace for 3 reasons- Location, it’s actually a Palace and traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath. This 19th-century, traditional Bhutanese building (predominantly wooden) was once the residence of the penlop (governor) of Paro and it oozes historical charm. Awesomely located on a hill, with breath taking views of the entire mountain ranges surrounding Paro. We stayed in the attic room (accessible by narrow wooden staircases) with few pieces of antique furniture and wall hangings. Since it was a clear day, the Himalayan peaks were visible from the attic window. We just wanted to savour the atmosphere and spent the whole day relaxing in the courtyard area in the centre, writing postcards and learning about the exotic flowers in the garden. Once dark, we moved to the bar to watch the lights of the town, the museum and the monastery below. Unforgettable!