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Tango Buddhist Institute, Thimphu

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Built into the steep, rugged crags of the Thimpu Valley, Tango Buddhist Institute features impressive architecture adorned with ornate artworks. The site was established between the 12th and 13th centuries on what a local legend claims was a holy location in which Avalokiteshvara revealed himself as "the self-emanated form of the Wrathful Hayagriva." You'll see countless Buddhist artifacts and relics here, including a statue of the Buddha made in gold and copper. Plan to visit Tango Buddhist Institute and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Thimphu attractions using our Thimphu vacation trip planner.
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  • North of the city, about 1 hr drive through forests, access to this monastery is by walking for about 1 hour uphill on a very well maintained, but steep path. One can admire the flora and fauna, many ...  more »
  • The hike up to the monastery was nice and scenic. They had little placards with proverbs along the route which we thought was nice. It took us about an hour to get up there. Once We got up to the mona...  more »
  • The path up is nicely built with many places on the way to contemplate budhist teachings. The monastery is nice and full of spirituality. Make sure to come here from Thimpu it is not far. Be carefull ...  more »
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  • Great place of Spirit and Education
  • Spent time here- extremely welcoming and open
  • Lama dhang gyenpo.