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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. 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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  • The Adjectives would just keep flowing to describe Tiger's Nest. The trek was tiring but Fun. Its hard in the start but after you reach the Cafe, the Trek becomes Fairly easy due to Your body adapting...  more »
  • One of the best places to visit if you are travelling to Bhutan. Serene place. Good atmosphere and good vibes good view  more »
  • It's the beauty of Bhutan. Holiest place, serene and peaceful to mind. I had hired a guide, he provided me with necessary information and instructions. It is total 16 Kms hike, 3000 m above sea level ...  more »