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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  • July 15, 2017
    It is one of the must visit tourist sites in Thimphu. The monastery also has a very renowned university. The monks studding in Tango monastery are revered as one of the most learned monks in the kingd...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    If your guide offers this trip, take it, but be warned - the climb is somewhat difficult because it is on hard stone paths. If there has been rain, you may find them slippery on the way down and your ...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    This place was not part of our Thimphu itinerary. Even the local taxi driver in Thimphu told us that if we are visiting Tiger's Nest we can avoid Tango. But we decided to go. So we started the climb a...  more »
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  • October 16, 2016
    Great place of Spirit and Education
  • November 18, 2015
    Spent time here- extremely welcoming and open
  • January 17, 2016
  • June 6, 2015
    Lama dhang gyenpo.

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