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Tango Buddhist Institute, Thimphu
(4.6/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
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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  • For me this was a much better experience than the Tiger's Nest hike. It will take you around 1 to 1.5 hours to hike up to Tango Guempa but you might well be the only one doing this other than a few mo...  more »
  • The gentle hike up is well worth the effort - plus it is paved in stone. Must sees are the a meditation to the right of the university. This was a great start to our Buddhism immersion. 
  • Zambala, Seasons, The Zone, and the best restaurant in Thimphu but not usually listed, Sa Za (take a taxi up the hill; pay to have him wait). Enjoy! 
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  • Great place of Spirit and Education
  • Lama dhang gyenpo.
  • Spent time here- extremely welcoming and open