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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  • Climbing to the monastery was exhilarating and challenging, and the destination was well worth it. Spectacular views and fascinating legend.  more »
  • Just few days before my hike, I read this idiom which i think was God send. 1. Start your hike at 7.30 - 8 Am to avoid sun as well as fellow trekkers who return after their hike (if you are late) 2. E...  more »
  • Tiger's nest is without a doubt one of the most blessed in the world. But be prepared ... to get there you need fitness, therefore, are 2:30 walking, more than 900 steps and back more 900 steps and more 2:30. My advice is to go with a bora trekking, comfortable clothing and if possible, get a t-shirt in the bag to change when you get there. You will feel blessed when entering the monastery.
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