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Ascending Bhutan’s Sacred Tiger’s Nest

The Taktsang Palphug Monastery is one of the most famous touristic destinations of the country and the cultural icon of Bhutan.

Bhutan, May 27 (Uitv) - Paro Taktsang, is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex is located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan.

A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup 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.

The temple devoted to Padmasambhava is an elegant structure built around the cave in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye; and has become the cultural icon of Bhutan. 

A popular festival, known as the Tsechu, held in honor of Padmasambhava, is celebrated in the Paro valley sometime during March or April

Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary deity of the country.

Paro Taktsang, also known as "The Tiger's Nest" monastery, hangs on a cliffside precipice more than 10,000 feet above the ground.

If the intricate temple complex doesn't wow you, then the sweeping views of the Paro valley surely will.

The main peculiarity of the monastery is its isolated location. It is only accessible by mountainous paths.

The remote location of the monastery makes it amazingly beautiful and unique, but also creates technical difficulties.

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