Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Paro

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Resting on a lush cliffside of the Himalayan mountain range, Taktsang Palphug Monastery represents a prominent sacred site where Bhutan's tutelary deity--Padmasambhava--once meditated. The elegant temple complex was built around meditation caves or "tiger lairs" in 1692, and quickly became the nation's cultural icon. Explore the compound's four principal temples and residential houses interconnected through granite stairways. Inside the monastery, inspect Bodhisattva images, elaborate wall paintings, balconies embellished with religious symbols, and remarkable works of art. You'll need sturdy climbing shoes and a moderate fitness level to endure the several gruelling hours it takes to reach it. To visit Taktsang Palphug Monastery on your trip to Paro, use our Paro planner .
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  • If u are in paro u have to visit this..take ur own time but very doable...senior citizens can avoid since its a steep hike at places.  more »
  • This is really an amazing place. Very nice, the place is very lively and ancient. It feels literally physically. Such places are a bit:) Highly recommend!
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  • The site is revitalising, everything q involves spirituality, emotions. Lot to learn secrets of mind and domain. The meanings of the images and rituals. It's worth finding out this other philosophy of life. It worth the trip. Every step, every statue, every pray, with the meanings ... spiritual meanings, emotions, how good is to deal with our tiger-brain
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