The Tiger's Nest Monastery
May 02, 2019 |
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Paro Taktsang – Bhutan

Commonly known as the Tiger’s Nest, Paro Taktsang is a Buddhist temple complex located in the Paro Valley. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava flew Tibet on the back of a tigress, hence the name of the place.

The same Guru is credited with bringing Buddhism to Bhutan and having meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days, and three hours to prevent evil. The temple sits atop a cliff 900 meters above the valley and takes a two-hour climb to be reached.

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