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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  • This is a great holy place where Zhabdrung Rimpoche has done death rituals for his late father, Mipham Rimpoche inside the cave so that Tibetans cannot see that rituals happening in Bhutan.  more »
  • The uphill climb from Dodena was spiritually uplifting. And the views of Thimphu from the top is breathtaking.  more »
  • A beautiful hike through hardwood forest to the monastery. The monks paved the path with skill and care. The monastery itself is well cared for. We saw languars and a very tame mountain goat on the pr...  more »
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