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Amankora Paro, Paro, Bhutan

The first in a series of Aman lodges in Bhutan, the name Amankora comes from the word "aman", derived from the Sanskrit for "peace" and "journey" or "pilgrimage" in Dzongkha, the Bhutanese language.

This beautiful resort is located 20 minutes from Paro airport and the town itself, close to the ruined Drukgyel Dzong and surrounded by pine forests. The 24 suites feature natural rammed-earth walls and the minimalist interiors are wood-panelled, with traditional bukhari wood-burning stove and are simply styled with luxurious pale fabrics. Peace and tranquility is extended to the absence of a television or CD player.

In the main building the dining room opens on to a flagstone terrace and wooden deck overlooking a mountain stream with views of the dzong and the distant snow-clad Jhomalhari. Meals are served on a large communal table. The spa offers a series of treatments to allow guests to unwind, while the library provides a range of books on Buddhism and local lore, textiles and the Himalayas.

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