Paro Taktsang – The Tiger’s Nest Monastery In Bhutan
Paro Taktsang is also known as Taktsang Palphug Monastery. It is one of the highly revered Buddhist monasteries. And has gained popularity not only among Buddhists but also from the people who belonged to all walks of life. The salient feature of the monastery is its location. It ensconced on a cliffside of the Paro Valley in Bhutan. Take a look at the video.
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In addition to its peculiar position, it has been mesmerizing the tourists with its eight caves. Each one possesses the unique characteristic. Among them, the most famous caves are ‘Tholu Phuk’ and “Pel Phuk.’ It is said that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. People believed that the tigress had chosen the location of the monastery. The tourists can easily access some of these caves. While few contains the strenuous routes to reach them.
Coming to the Paro Taktsang Monastery, it boasts four main temples and numerous dwellings. All buildings are interconnected by staircases with a flight of steps. Each building has a balcony from where one can witness the spectacular views of the mighty mountains and lush green valleys.
Almost all felt that it was impossible to access the monastery when they witnessed it from Paro Valley. However, there are three trails to reach the monastery. The first trail leads you to pass through the pine forest. While the other two routes pass through the rocky plateau called “a hundred thousand fairies’ plateau.”