Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Paro

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Perched high up on a cliff side overlooking the green Paro valley, Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) 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 (Tiger’s Nest) and other attractions in Paro, use our Paro trip planner .
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  • Have a good breakfast, get your walking boots on, hire a stick, take some deep breaths. and take the best hike in the world. One and a half hours up and an hour down. Brilliant!!!  more »
  • It takes a touch of courage to climb the steep path that leads in 1 hour or more to the first stage in the cafeteria, with a view in front of the monastery and with 1 hour more, to the monastery itself. But what a show on arrival, consecration of the trip to the Bouthan. And what ingenuity to succeed this original construction and its rehabilitations following the fires. The monastery has its own, pride and exclusive style that gives it its grandeur. To see if we come to The Bouthan
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  • It was an awesome experience.I am 63 years old and my wife is 55years and 6 months old.One of our friends was with us who is 61 years and 6 months old.He took the whole journey by walk.We took two horses, they had taken us upto the cafeteria.One can only go 50% of the whole stretch (one side) by horse.After that we have to go by walk.Time taken from there to tiger's nest nearly two hours.We walked from the cafeteria area at least an hour then reached a place from where you have to go down 500 steps first and then 260 steps you have to climb.After that inside the monastery another 50 steps you have to climb again.Ticket per head Rs.500/-, which you can buy at the parking area or near the gate of the monastery.Then we started descending (by walk).It take two and half hours to reach to the parking area or base area.
  • A wonder you should never miss on Bhutan trip. So beautifully constructed. Never forget to visit the tiger's dench,though it is little risky. Be silent and pray calmly. Wear proper clothes covering ankles and wrists. Keep phones on the ticket counter as photography is strictly banned inside.
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