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Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Paro

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.9/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
Resting on a lush cliffside of the Himalayan mountain range, Taktsang Palphug Monastery represents a prominent sacred site where Bhutan's tutelary deity--Padmasambhava--once meditated. The elegant temple complex was built around meditation caves or "tiger lairs" in 1692, and quickly became the nation's cultural icon. Explore the compound's four principal temples and residential houses interconnected through granite stairways. Inside the monastery, inspect Bodhisattva images, elaborate wall paintings, balconies embellished with religious symbols, and remarkable works of art. You'll need sturdy climbing shoes and a moderate fitness level to endure the several gruelling hours it takes to reach it. A visit to Taktsang Palphug Monastery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Paro itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • its quite a hike up the mountain to get there but the views are stunning and its one of the iconic sights - a must see. 
  • The Taktsang Palphug monastery is well worth a visit. But you have to earn it first. You have a choice to get to the CafĂ©, either on a horse's back or trek up the first half of the excursion. Have a r...  read more »
  • It's on top of mountain and definitely one of the life time experience when you reach the top.please carry water and other liquid items to avoid exhaustion and you need at least 3 hours to reach the t...  read more »
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