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Taktshang Monastery: Paro

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About Taktshang Monastery: Paro

The beauty of this monastery has to be seen to be believed. Situated in Paro, Taktshang is one of the most revered pilgrimage destinations in Bhutan. Also referred to as 'Tiger's Nest', it nestles on the edge of a cliff at a height of 3120 meters. Built in the year 1692, it is one of the thirteen tiger lairs spread in Bhutan and Tibet, where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated during the 8th century. There are seven temples inside the monastery all of which can be visited. Visitors are supposed to go up the slope by either by walking or on a mule.

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