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Amankora Paro

Combining aman, the Sanskrit word for peace and kora or circular pilgrimage in Dzongkha (Bhutanese language), Amankora is a unique circuit of lodges set across western and central valleys of Bhutan.Amankora-paro Bhutan
Sited in Balakha village, 30 minutes from Paro international airport, 24-suite Amankora - Paro retreat contrasts rustic elements with contemporary design. Its architecture features natural rammed-earth walls, gently sloping roofs and wood paneled interiors. Centered by a large flagstone courtyard, a lime-washed stone pavilion houses the living and dining room facilities, library and outdoor terrace, all warmed by fireplaces.

Suites feature a combined lounge and bedroom that is furnished with a king-size bed, banquette window-seat and reading chair. In one corner is the traditional bukhari (wood burning stove) that not only heat the suite but also provides a rustic charm. Opening from the bedroom is the spacious bathroom which is dominated by a large terrazzo-clad bath, flanked on one side by twin vanities and hanging space and on the other by enclosures for the shower and toilet.

Appointed with comfortable sofas and lounge chairs, the Living Room's floor-to-ceiling glass windows reveal a forest of blue pines, the 17th century Drukgyel Dzong and Mount. Jumolhari which soars to over 7,300 metres. The adjacent library provides a range of books on Buddhism and local lore, textiles and the Himalayas.

Located below the Living Room, the dining Room opens onto an external terrace which overlooks a small screen. Views extend to snow-clad Jumolhari and ruins of ancient Dzong. Classic simplicity of form meets a warm ambience with communal tables and dark wood walls reflecting historic Bhutanese motifs. Amankora Paro's dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, specialising in Indian, Western and Bhutanese dishes.

Behind the main cluster of building is the Spa which is set on two levels. The upper level contains an arrival area, changing rooms, sauna and steam rooms and glass-walled yoga suite. Steps lead to the lower level which includes one double treatment room and four single treatment rooms, each fitted with a shower and unique outdoor hot stone bath.

Contact details:
Paro, Bhutan
Tel : +975 8 272333
Fax : +975 8 272999

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