Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Paro

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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. To visit Taktsang Palphug Monastery on your trip to Paro, use our Paro planner .
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  • It takes me three Hours to reach to the Monastery. The Monster is perched on the rock and look majestic to look upon.  more »
  • We had a trek in the month of January- February, 2017 when it had snowed the last night, it made the trek mesmerizing and less tiring, the view from the cliff just across the monastery which is toward...  more »
  • The highlight of the Bhuthan. Strabasiøst, 3 hours on foot to come up, but worth it. on the way up View enormous. One of the definitive highlight of the whole Asia. ... Remember, good shoes and plenty of water ...
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A popular tourist and pilgrimage spot, Paro offers a range of luxurious accommodations in the form of resort-style hotels and boutique spas. You'll find these scattered around the valley, but not in the main downtown area. If you're looking for less-exclusive hotels, check the hillside to the west of town, which offers great views of the valley. A number of mid-range hotels also offer panoramic views. For budget-oriented travelers, there are few guesthouses in town.
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