Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan Bhutan

Paro Taktsang, is the popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery also known as Tiger's Nest, a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley, in Bhutan. A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup (stag tshang seng ge bsam grub) cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as Guru Rinpoche visited and sanctified Bhutan in the 8th century when evil spirits abounded and harmed people. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tigress’ back to subdue a local demon. Thereafter, he meditated here for three months. Taktshang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. It hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons.

Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan
Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan
Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan
Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

Ascending Bhutan’s Sacred Tiger’s Nest

Trekking to Bhutan’s 'Tiger's Nest'

Location

Taktsang Lhakhang, Taktsang trail, Bhutan

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