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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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  • Walking to the tiger nest is always my greatest joy. I don't only enjoy walking way towards tiger nest I enjoy bit of everything, looking at the scenery, spotting birds on the way. They collect fee... 
    Walking to the tiger nest is always my greatest joy. I don't only enjoy walking way towards tiger nest I enjoy bit of everything, looking at the scenery, spotting birds on the way. They collect fee...  more »
  • Stunning location, perched on the side of a cliff about 3,000 meters above sea level. Climbing to Tiger's Nest Monastery was challenging and strenuous , but the views of the surrounding mountains and....  more
    Stunning location, perched on the side of a cliff about 3,000 meters above sea level. Climbing to Tiger's Nest Monastery was challenging and strenuous , but the views of the surrounding mountains and....  more »
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  • Magnificent magnificent Buddhist monastery. On the way up, we got on the little horse but it did not take us all the way to the top. We had to walk another hour to reach the monastery. The nature surrounding is very rich and healthy, you can really enjoy the fresh air on during the walk. The architecture of the monastery is very detailed and beautiful. This is an absolutely must to visit if you are in Bhutan.
  • Memorable spiritual experience. Getting here again after 2 decades was something. The paths are well maintained and was relieved to see the railings before reaching taktshang. I remember having to crawl and move like spiders those days! Would be good to plan very early in the morning to avoid the scorching sun. Although most of the way is under shade some are not. Take plenty of sunscreen and snacks. We went on a Monday hence there were hardly anyone. Good to avoid the crowd as the main temples are quite small. You can consider a hot stone bath or a massage in one of the hotels near the base after climbing back.

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