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. Add Tango Buddhist Institute to your Thimphu travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Thimphu trip planning tool .
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  • The climb up to this Buddhist Institute is hard by the altitude, but is performed on a paved track of slate so there are no stairs. The Institute itself is so interesting content, such as the ability to view the daily life of the monks and by the view that is from there.
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  • Tango Buddhist Institute is the largest university for monks in Bhutan (8-9 year program). Depending on how fit you are, it takes between 1 hour and 2h30 to hike through beautiful scenery to get to th...  more »
  • This is more of a local place-not on the same scale as Taktsang but with more locals walking up the trail and more active monastics in and around the temple. It is also interesting to see the pulley s...  more »
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