Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Paro

4.9
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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  • Nice place for hiking and pilgrimage.arrangents on the way are verry less , avoid going with young children.  more »
  • Exhausting but the views make it all worth it. The monastery itself I didn't find special, but it's the prize at the end of the climb, so you gotta go. View from there is great too.  more »
  • The monastery is by far the most memorable architecture inn Bhutan. Worth a go. Avoid taking elderlies unless they are very fit. The 3 hour odd trek can be moderate for young/ middle aged people but i...  more »
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