Taktsang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery,Wonders of BhutanWonders of Bhutan-Taktsang monastery is popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest. A spiritual tour to Bhutan is never complete with visiting Taktsang. It was built in 1692 around the a cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three months in the 8th centuryis located on a high cliff towards the north of Paro town. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) flew to this location from Khenpajong, Tibet on the back of a tigress and subdued a demon. He then performed meditation in one of the caves here and emerged in eight incarnated forms (manifestations) and blessed the place. Guru Padmasambhava is known for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. Today, ParoTaktsang is the best known of the thirteen caves used for meditation by Guru Rinpoche.

Strategically built on the high cliffs Taktsanghas always inspired visitors and has left tourists saying“Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang”. Indeed it’s true as the journey turns into a pilgrimage and fills you up in spiritual bliss. For those not choosing the spiritual side it is the dramatic and the artistically structured monument that becomes a hiker’s delight. Let us take you to this magnificently set Buddhist relic hanging from a cliff. Feel the exhilaration of the uphill climb as you ascend more than two thousand feet from the valley floor.