Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Paro

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Paro Taktsang, is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex is located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan.A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary deity of the country. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or "tiger lair" caves in which he meditated.The temple devoted to Padmasambhava is an elegant structure built around the cave in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye; and has become the cultural icon of Bhutan. A popular festival, known as the Tsechu, held in honor of Padmasambhava, is celebrated in the Paro valley sometime during March or April.HistoryBackground and legendsAccording to the legend related to this Taktsang
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  • Tiger's Nest has a good history and stories to hear about. Beautifully located. You will be lucky if its not raining while climbing or descending. difficult for non-trekkers. Senior citizens dont even...  more »
  • It was a very beautiful visit. However, the climb up there is difficult! I don't know if I can recommend it for everyone.  more »
  • Taktshang is probably the popular hike/sight in Bhutan. The hike takes about 1-1.5 hrs. on a well used trail. My suggestion is to ride a horse up––good tour operators provide these. Horse to the tea h...  more »
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