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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 Taktsang Monastery requires a two-hour up-down-up the mountain hike, but it is worthy all the way. During my recent trip to Bhutan, this was by far the best attraction I visited, the best activity...  more »
  • Our tour took us to the Tigers Nest in the afternoon when the sun is scenically shining on it. We were told we had three hours there and advised that only the fittest in our party would get all the wa...  more »
  • It is the place you should know, is who you are and as this place will always be will be magic, will be like starting again.
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