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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  • About half an hour north of Thimphu lies this Tango Buddhist monastery. Only be reached by a half an hour to climb. Path is paved and it's fine to do, even for untrained hikers. Take rest now and then because the climb is from 2500 meters to 2700 metres and if you just have arrived you notice the low oxygen levels. Walk is wonderful and monastery is authentic and in business. Certainly a must!
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  • Time to relax, away from the Center, at the top of the mountains. Peaceful walk that we enjoyed. We put a little less than two hours to climb, visit and go back down. The markets are very slippery rain which is not terrible.
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  • This monastery also serves as a working university that teaches various topics related to the country and their religion. We spent a couple of hours interacting with some locals who were all praise fo...  more »
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  • Spent time here- extremely welcoming and open
  • Great place of Spirit and Education
  • Lama dhang gyenpo.

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