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Paro Taktsang, Paro

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Perched high up on a cliff side overlooking the green Paro valley, Paro Taktsang is a small Buddhist monastery and a cultural icon of Bhutan. The temple complex was built in 1692, around the most famous of the thirteen "tiger lair" caves in which Guru Padmasambhava--also known as the Second Buddha--had meditated in the 8th century. Getting to this sacred site requires a bit of uphill trekking, but it is well worth the effort. Take your time to soak in the serene atmosphere of the place while you admire its refined architecture, decorative murals, and many sculptures. To visit Paro Taktsang and other attractions in Paro, use our Paro trip planner.
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  • Situated at distance of 4 km from Paro, this amazingly beautiful place is worth visiting while you are in Bhutan.a beautiful piece of architecture. 
    Situated at distance of 4 km from Paro, this amazingly beautiful place is worth visiting while you are in Bhutan.a beautiful piece of architecture.  more »
  • A memorable pilgrimage. The walk up from Paro to the monastery is rewarded with the privilege of seeing a host of beautiful temple shrines in the 17c monastery. The monks are very welcoming. I....  more
    A memorable pilgrimage. The walk up from Paro to the monastery is rewarded with the privilege of seeing a host of beautiful temple shrines in the 17c monastery. The monks are very welcoming. I....  more »
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  • Absolutely loved the hike up to tigers nest! Was here back in December 2019. Bhutanese food is just lovely and this particular dish was just chilli's. I usually love chillis but this was too much! Overall enjoyed my holiday here.
  • Tiger's Nest Paro, the trek is quite challenging. but can be climbed easily in 2 hours. Taktsang is so ancient and serene. Peace over there. ✌ Completed the trek in Aug 2019.

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