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A visit to Tiger's Nest in Bhutan

Paro Taktsang, Bhutan

Thimphu, 03-Jan-2019 (UITV) - Paro Taktsang is a sacred temple complex in the cliffside of the beautiful Paro valley in Bhutan. The elegant structure of temple was built around the cave in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye.

Statue of Padmasambhava in Himachal Pradesh, India

Paro Taktsang is also known as Taktsang Palphug Monastery and the Tiger's Nest. It is said that an 8th-century Buddhist master from the Indian subcontinent "Padmasambhava" had meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours temple complex was built. The constrution of temple complex had taken place in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye.

Paro Tshechu Festival

Now, it 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.

Fairy of Wisdom in Paro Taktsang

There is legend behind calling Paro Taktsang as Tiger's Nest. Legend says that Padmasambhava flew to this place from Tibet on the back of Yeshe Tsogyal, whom he transformed into a flying tigress for the purpose and landed at the cliff, which he "anointed" as the place for building a monastery.

During winter

Many Tibetan saints and eminent figures came after 11th century to meditate. So, it is one of nice places in Bhutan which should be visited in Bhutan trip.