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Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

The Taktsang monastery is the most famous Bhutanese monastery located in the Paro valley, western Bhutan. Perched on a cliff 900 meters above the valley, the Taktsang monastery is a must see sight while traveling in Bhutan. The Taktsang monastery was Built in 17th century, it is also known as "Tiger's Nest" because Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. He then meditated in a cave here for three months where the monastery was later built. The cave is said to be the origin of Bhuddism in Bhutan.


Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan


The monastery is located only 20 minutes north of Paro by driving or 2 hours hike from the base of the hill. Many pilgrims come from all other Bhutan to pay a visit to this amazing place.


Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan
Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan
Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan
Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

Steps to Taktsang Monastery.

Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan
Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan
Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

Temple near Taktsang monastery.

Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan